ARE 5.0 Transition Plan
ARE 5.0 is here! If you are strategic and take the right ARE 4.0 exams now (CDS, PPP and SPD), you only have to take 5 division exams in total! Follow the link for more information. Be aware that you must finish your ARE 4.0 exams before transitioning to ARE 5.0, you cannot go back. If you’ve already begun to take ARE 4.0 use the Transition Calculator to see what ARE 5.0 exams you can skip.
There’s no more vignette! NO MORE VIGNETTE!! So in it’s place there are three new question types; Case Studies, Drag and Place, and Hot Spots. You can watch these YouTube videos to learn more.
New Exam = New Materials
With the new exam, there are new study guides available. They have been slow to roll out, as companies want to find the best way to deliver the material. Here is a list of what’s currently available (we will try to update this as they come available)
NCARB has done a great job of providing as much information as they can to get you started in ARE 5.0. Below are some links.
Grading the Exams
Because the ARE is pass/fail based on how other architectural candidates perform, they need to have a aggregate of exams to ‘set the bar’. That magic number is 600. At this time, only Project Planning & Design is being graded. This link will show you how many have taken each exam division.