Architect Exam Information

Preparing for the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE)

Visit the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) website for information, resources or registration for the ARE.

An application is not required to be submitted to DSPS to take the ARE.  Applicants must submit a registration application after all parts of the ARE are complete.

ARE Divisions Passed Prior to 2006

When the ARE Rolling Clock was implemented on January 1, 2006, all exam divisions passed prior to January 1, 2006 were exempt from the rolling clock. In June of 2009, NCARB’s Member Boards voted to have all exempt divisions expire on July 1, 2014 if the candidate hasn’t passed all divisions of the ARE. 

Architectural Licensure Information Sheet