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Why Choose NALSA

For over 23 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. Every day, 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 / ARE 5.0

Candidates have been taking ARE 5.0 since November. There is a lot of mixed feedback with the new format and level of difficulty. Although the thought of 6 exams instead of 7 is appealing, if you have not already transitioned to 5.0, you may want to proceed with caution, once you make the switch, there is no turning back. If you have had success with ARE 4.0, we recommend trying to finish in ARE 4.0, stick with it through June 30, 2018, which is plenty of time to pass. You can choose to transition to 5.0 at any time before June 2018. Keep your options open. Check out the new exam question types at NCARB. We are hard at work here at NALSA creating new study content for ARE 5.0 and can't wait to share it with you. But we want to do it right which takes time and effort. In the meantime, candidates have told us they are using Archiflash for 5.0 with great success. Check out our blog for tips on how to use Archiflash for both exams.


Posts from the ARE Blog 

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

Using Archiflash for ARE 5.0 
Find out how successful 5.0 candidates are using Archiflash to prepare for their exams.

ARE 5.0 Sample question breakdown 
Learn how to recognize distractors and dissect the question.

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

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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 have your eligibility to begin testing in ARE 4.0 prior...

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 under the ARE 4.0 format...





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