In Illinois, in order to be eligible to take the Architect Registration Examination (the ARE ) you must have completed the following two tasks: 1. You must have received an NAAB-accredited B.Arch. or M. Arch. degree. (Until January 1, 2014, you may have received a pre-professional degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Architectural Studies which will allow you to potentially enter a 2-year NAAB-accredited Master of Architect degree program.)
NCARB has published the pass rates for the architect registration exam 4.0 (ARE). The important thing to notice is pass rates have decreased. Schematic Design has the highest pass rate. Perhaps it should now be considered a good exam to start with when taking the ARE. Consider this when developing an overall exam strategy.
Something that struck me in the ARE Strategies podcast is the suggestion to treat the 7 part architect registration exam (ARE) as one exam. For my remaining exams, I might try and employ this advice for three exams. My original exam sequence was 3-3-1. It became 3-1-3 and now I’m going back to 3-3-1.
The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is the professional licensure examination adopted by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) to assess candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. The exam is also accepted by 11 provincial and territorial architectural associations for architectural registration in Canada.