Architect Registration Examination (ARE)


Scheduling Procedures

ARE appointments are scheduled on a first come, first-served basis by seat availability at each test center. Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of three business day in advance. Saturday and Sunday are NOT considered business days. No walk-in appointments accepted. Candidates schedule an appointment strictly through the My Examination section of their NCARB Record.

Complete scheduling information is provided on pages 10-13 of the ARE Guidelines (PDF, 2.1M).

Important Note: For admittance into an exam, the name on a candidate’s official photo identification must match the name in their NCARB Record, as stated on page 14 of the ARE Guidelines. A test center may not allow an individual to sit for an exam if the names do not match. The Board does not have the authority to compel the test center to grant access.