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The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. The ARE is the only examination prepared by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and has been adopted for use by all 55 U.S. member boards and the Canadian provincial architectural associations as the examination required of all candidates for architectural licensure. For the most current information about the ARE, go to that section at www.ncarb.org.
FOR ARCHITECT EXAM CANDIDATES: If you require examination administration accommodations that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, please complete and submit the form for such requests.
"Rolling Clock" Instituted
During the 2004 NCARB Annual Meeting and Conference, a majority of NCARB member boards approved the establishment of a "rolling clock" for ARE candidates. A five-year rolling clock was implemented January 1, 2006.
Why was a rolling clock instituted for the ARE?
Learn more about the Council's rolling clock and the latest on the ARE at www.ncarb.org/en/ARE.
Types of Exams Administered
Colorado administers the National Council of Examiners For Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) examinations.
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