All divisions of the ARE are administered exclusively on computers at Prometric test centers, year-round throughout the United States; U.S. territories; Canada; London, England; Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China (PRC); and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Candidates may take the divisions in any order, and at any time and location they choose (subject to availability). Most test centers are open six days a week, 50 weeks a year.
The ARE currently consists of seven divisions that can be taken in any order. Exams include a combination of multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank questions and graphic vignettes.
Construction Documents & Services: Application of project management and professional practice knowledge and skills, including the preparation of contract documents and contract administration.
Programming, Planning & Practice: The application of project development knowledge and skills relating to architectural programming; environmental, social, and economic issues; codes and regulations; and project and practice management.
Site Planning & Design: The application of knowledge and skills of site planning and design including environmental, social, and economic issues, project and practice management.
Building Design & Construction Systems: The application of knowledge and skills of building design and construction, including environmental, social, and economic issues, project and practice management.
Structural Systems: Identification and incorporation of general structural and lateral force principles in the design and construction of buildings.
Building Systems: The evaluation, selection, and integration of mechanical, electrical, and specialty systems in building design and construction.
Schematic Design: The application of knowledge and skills required for the schematic design of buildings and interior space planning.
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National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) Architect Registration Examination (ARE) - Sample
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Question 1 of 10
A foundation is being built in clay soil. If the area of a correctly designed footing has an area of 12 square feet and the applied load is 24,000 pounds, then what is the bearing capacity of this soil?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 10
What advantage is gained by adding calcium chloride to concrete as an admixture?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 10
A slump test is performed on concrete used in a building slab. The concrete slumps one inch during the test. What conclusions can be drawn about the concrete that this sample is from?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 10
Where should the vapor barrier be placed in the wall construction in a cooling climate such as Phoenix, Arizona?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following is a disadvantage of pursuing a design/bid/build method of project delivery?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 10
Why is an additive alternate to a bid preferable to a deductive alternate to a bid?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 10
Which of the following materials has the highest shading coefficient (SC)?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 10
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a ramp that is handicapped accessible?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 10
Which of the following is NOT a principle that Clarence Perry championed in his "Neighborhood Theory" in 1929?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 10
The footprint of a building is 10,000 square feet, has eight stories, and the site is 100,000 square feet. What is the FAR for the site in this instance?CorrectIncorrect