With the calendar’s turn to November comes a fresh opportunity for future architects, and the chance to take stock of their progress forward. On the first of this month, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) launched ARE 5.0, a new version of the exam that will offer candidates a refined path to obtain their licenses.
Most prominently, ARE 5.0 will include six divisions, one fewer than ARE 4.0. Since ARE 4.0 launched in 2008, NCARB has been working with volunteer architects at all levels to adjust the exam structure to better reflect the way architects do their jobs.
“With ARE 5.0 we are going from a vertical alignment of content areas to a horizontal alignment of phases of practice,” says Jared Zurn, AIA, director of examination at NCARB. “With divisions like Project Planning & Design and Programming & Analysis, the exams will mirror architecture practice in a much better way.”
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