Architectural Registration Exam (ARE)

ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION EXAM (ARE)

The Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide various services required in the architecture practice. The ARE has been adopted for use by all 54 U.S. Member Boards and the Canadian provincial and territorial architectural associations as a registration examination required for architectural registration.

The pass rate by division for all candidates (first time and repeat) who took the ARE 4.0 for the past 4 years. ARE 4.0 was released on July 1, 2008 and was administered concurrently with ARE 3.1 between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. When pass rate data was first reported, it reflected the first 12-month of ARE 4.0 test administrations. The data below reflects the first 18 months of ARE 4.0 test administrations and returns to the standard calendar year reporting period.

Division
2010
Count %

2011
Count %

2012
Count %

2013
Count %

2014
Count %

2015
Count %

Programming Planning & Practice

22

59%

43

47%

41

56%

38

66%

38

50%

63

44%

Site Planning & Design

24

71%

32

53%

36

69%

38

42%

40

57%

63

52%

Building Design & Construction Systems

23

39%

27

63%

19

53%

32

59%

29

55%

43

58%

Schematic Design

27

52%

33

64%

26

50%

39

56%

32

69%

50

72%

Structural Systems

22

41%

24

50%

27

59%

19

84%

27

56%

35

69%

Building Systems

26

42%

26

65%

32

47%

32

66%

26

69%

47

64%

Construction Documents & Services

29

38%

49

43%

37

54%

37

43%

50

42%

69

49%