The new ARE 5.0 exams: How does 7 exams for the price of 5 sound?!

By |2019-01-21T18:38:58+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: 5.0, NCARB, Study Advice|

Version 5.0 of the Architect’s Registration Exam (ARE) is being introduced at the end of 2016. After 20 years in service, the current version (ARE 4.0) will be retired after June 2018. While this is exciting news, it could also upset your carefully planned timeline to studying and passing.

Episode 18: Understanding Your Personality Type and How It Affects Your ARE Experience [Podcast]

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Podcast, Profession, Study Advice|

Preparing for the Architect Registration Exam is a difficult undertaking. We need tools that will us understand this process better and give us an edge on exam day. One of the best tools you can have is a better understanding of your Personality Type. Yup, it's time to get to know YOU!

Episode 17: Taking the ARE: 7 PASSES in 7 Days. For Real? [Podcast]

By |2019-01-21T18:39:14+00:00July 24th, 2015|Categories: NCARB, Podcast, Study Advice|

Charlie Klecha, President of aias.org recently took all 7 Exams for the Architect Registration Exam in 7 days as the culmination of his 7 in 7 campaign came to a close. Let's find out how he did. We are excited to be joined again by Charlie Klecha @charliechuck, President of AIAS, to discuss the 7 in 7 campaign and find out his results. You'll be amazed at what he accomplished in so little time.

Episode 16: Taking the ARE: 7 Exams In 7 Days, Completely Nuts? [Podcast]

By |2019-01-21T18:39:33+00:00May 15th, 2015|Categories: IDP, Podcast, Study Advice|

Mustering up the motivation and courage to take just one of the divisions of Architect Registration Exam can seem daunting. But what if you decided to take all 7 divisions in 7 days? We are excited to be joined by Charlie Klecha @charliechuck, President of AIAS, to discuss the 7 in 7 campaign and find out if he is really nuts in attempting to take all 7 divisions of the ARE in 7 days.

NEW Tools Intro Videos for all of our Divisions!

By |2019-01-21T18:39:33+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Study Advice, Video Tips|

The NCARB software for practice vignettes is not the most intuitive program and it can be a struggle just to figure out how to use the basic tool functions. Well have no fear, because we just added NEW Tools Intro videos! You spoke. We listened. This has been one of the most requested products from candidates [...]

A Look At the 3 "Harder" Exams for the Architect Registration Exam

By |2019-01-21T18:39:34+00:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Study Advice|

We recently wrote a post and grouped the exams into the Easier and Harder Exams. We've previously taken a deeper look at the 3 "Easier Exams" and today, we're going to take a look at the 3 "Harder Exams" for the Architect Registration Exam. When deciding upon your approach to the AREs, one thing to consider is [...]

A Look At the 3 "Easier" Exams for the Architect Registration Exam

By |2019-01-21T18:39:49+00:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Study Advice|

A few months ago we took a look at all 7 Exams of the Architect Registration Exam and I grouped them into Easier and Harder Exams. Today, we're going to take a closer look at the 3 "Easier" Exams. The "Easier" Exams consist of: 1. SPD - Site Planning and Design 2. PPP - Programming, Planning, [...]

Want To Understand The 7 Exams Better For the ARE? Group Them.

By |2019-01-21T18:39:50+00:00October 31st, 2013|Categories: NCARB, Study Advice|

A few weeks ago, we talked about all 7 divisions of the Architect Registration Exam on the ARE podcast including which order we recommend you take the exams. Today, I'd like to take a look at grouping the exams and make a recommendation on which ones to start first. When I took the ARE some years [...]

8 Tips For Getting Started With The Ultimate Whole Enchilada

By |2019-01-21T18:39:50+00:00October 4th, 2013|Categories: General, Study Advice|

Congratulations! You've completed your first step by taking action in order to successfully prepare for your selected division of the Architect Registration Exam. But now, the question might be "what the heck do I do with ALL of this material?" I've become pretty good at taking tests over the years. Admittedly, my SAT scores were terrible [...]

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The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) is an exam of 6 divisions used to assess your knowledge and skills regarding the practice of Architecture. Developed by NCARB, the exam is accepted by every state in the U.S. as a pathway to becoming a Licensed Architect.