This library page will help anyone studying for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), beginning with links to basic information about the exam, through study guides and access to all of the source materials recommended by NCARB covering exam topics. We especially encourage IPAL students pursuing licensure through the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure, to use this resource.
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), provides information about the exam on their website. This information is essential for anyone planning to take the ARE.
These study materials are the source materials recommended by NCARB in the ARE 5.0 Handbook. Each resource may help with studying for one or more sections of the exam:
|Programming & Analysis - PA||Construction & Evaluation - CE|
|Project Planning & Design - PPD||Project Management - PJM|
|Project Development & Documentation - PDD||Practice Management PCM|
In addition to the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), the California Architects Board (Board) requires the California Supplemental Examination (CSE) for licensure.