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Why Choose NALSA

For over 22 years NALSA has focused solely on helping candidates pass the Architect Registration Exam. Our goal is to make preparing for and passing the ARE easier. NALSA, is proud to be a trusted industry leader, we have helped tens of thousands of candidates like you successfully complete the ARE. Everyday, we help candidates develop personalized ARE study strategies that work for them. Along with our exceptional ARE study guides and practice materials, you are getting a team of experienced ARE experts to support you every step of the way. Our ARE experts are here to guide, coach, reassure, and answer your questions about the ARE Exam, our proven ARE study materials, ARE study strategies, NCARB, and more, from the general to the granular. And, our exclusive one-on-one candidate support is FREE. We've been dedicated to architect exam prep for a long time, we know how to help you, and we do it well. How do we know this? Because candidates tell us all the time. We are thrilled each time we're told "I passed! Thanks!"

ARE 4.0 and/or 5.0

ARE 5.0 is a very different exam, it's unfamiliar territory. It will take time for everyone to familiarize themselves with the new exam format and level of difficulty. Analyzing case studies is quite different from solving graphic vignettes. Although the thought of 6 exams instead of 7 is appealing, you may want to proceed with caution. We recommend trying to finish in ARE 4.0, stick with it through June 30, 2018, which is plenty of time. Once 5.0 launches, and candidates begin to share their experience, you can always choose to transition. However, if you do so too quickly and don't like what you hear, there is no turning back. As long as you are eligible to test in 4.0, before 5.0 begins, you can choose to complete either exam, or transition to 5.0 at any time before June 2018. Why not keep your options open. Check out the new exam question types at NCARB.

 

Posts from the ARE Blog 

Find answers to commonly asked questions about the ARE and stay informed with the latest NCARB updates.

What you need to know about ARE 5.0 
Our top takeaways from NCARB's Test Prep Conference about ARE 5.0...

Interior Layout - Furniture Requirements
Based on the NCARB requirement for a 36" passageway, we understand this to mean...

How to use Cut Stair Tool Correctly
If you’re confused by the cut stairs tool, you’re not alone...

Site Zoning Grade Interpolation?
The short answer is, no...

ARE 4.0 through June 2018
Remember, as long as you’ve taken one division in ARE 4.0...

The Truth About the NCARB Exam Guides
Some "passing" solutions contain significant errors...

Which Test to Take First/Next?
If you are planning to finish the ARE under the 4.0 format...

 

 

ARE STUDY MATERIALS

Complete cARE Package

5.0 Transition Trio Bundle

AREssentials: Archiflash & Solutions

Vignettes by Division

Graphic Vignette Videos

Gift Certificates

AIAs/Offices

 

HELP AND SUPPORT

ARE Coaching & Free Documents

FAQs

ARE Blog

 

 

THE ARE

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