NCARB Tests New Way to Access ARE Practice Programs

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is beta testing a cloud-based service that will allow customers with 64-bit Windows operating systems and Macs to access the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Practice Programs software.

The software, which offers sample vignettes for candidates to solve, is designed to run on 32-bit operating systems. In response to customer feedback, NCARB has been working to develop a solution that allows customers with 64-bit systems and Macs to access the practice programs.

Beta Test Runs Jan. 22–March 18, 2013A beta version of the ARE Practice Programs service will be offered free of charge through an NCARB account from Jan. 22–March 18, 2013. The beta test will help NCARB troubleshoot any technical issues, determine potential usage levels, and gain customer feedback.

Start Your Free Trial Today
Users with an NCARB account can participate in the free trial by following these instructions:

1) Log in to

2) Click the ADD button next to ARE Practice Programs to add the service.

3) On the NCARB Services page, press the Start Trial button to begin your free trial. Please note: This service requires an internet connection.

4) On the ARE Practice Programs Access page, follow the instructions, and use the login information to access the service.

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