Architect Registration Examination

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture.

ARE Study Sessions have been on hold during the transition from ARE 4.0 to 5.0.  AIA Seattle is planning a study session series for Fall 2017 that will cover the six ARE 5.0 exam topics:

  • Practice Management
  • Project Management
  • Programming & Analysis
  • Project Planning & Design
  • Project Development & Documentation
  • Construction & Evaluation

Associate AIA members are given priority registration for the series. If space is available, registration will be opened up to non-members.

ARE Study Resources

AIA members have free access to ARE 4.0 and ARE 5.0 exam study materials at the AIA Seattle office. These materials can be used at AIA Seattle during normal business hours. If you’d prefer to study from home, materials can be checked out for two full weeks. Contact the AIA Seattle office to schedule a time to use these resources.

NCARB Resources

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), which administers the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE) and the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), also offers free study guides and practice exams.


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