ARE 5.0 Practice Exams

ARE 5.0 Study Materials

Firstly, If you're looking for the right ARE 5.0 study materials, start by looking at the source: NCARB Handbook and Resources.

In addition, we strongly recommend the following ARE 5.0 study materials and resources:

Young Architect Community. There’s a 99% chance you already heard about YA. If you haven’t, please check Michael Riscica’ site and stop wasting your time!

Ben Norkin does an astounding job with Hyperfine. He has courses, assignments, study questions, study plans and much more. Don’t miss out!

Samantha has a very helpful site for The Aspiring Architect in all of us. Whether you are a student or an emerging professional.

Archtoolbox helps architects find technical and professional practice related information. Easily and quickly wherever they are.

The ARE Facebook Group is a powerful source of research and motivation for future architects going through this experience.

Finally, more ARE 5.0 study materials, ARE study guides, resources and other goodies to be updated soon!

PcM Study Materials

Publications

The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice*

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct*

Rules of Conduct, NCARB*

The Architect’s Guide to Small Firm Management. Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm

BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice

Law for Architects: What You Need to Know

Professional Practice. A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings.

AIA Contract Documents

B101-2017*

C401-2017*

A101-2017**

A201-2017**

PjM Study Materials

Publications

The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice*

Professional Practice. A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct*

Rules of Conduct. NCARB*

CSI Manual of Practice*

AIA Contract Documents

B101-2017*

B195-2008

C401-2017*

A101-2017**

A201-2017*

A701-2018*

PA Study Materials

Publications

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design*

Building Codes Illustrated. A Guide to Understanding the 2015 International Building Code*

International Building Code (2015)*

Planning and Urban Design Standards

Problem Seeking. An Architectural Programming Primer*

Site Planning and Design Handbook*

Professional Practice. A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

Space Planning Basics

ICC A117.1-2009. Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

AIA Contract Documents

N/A

PPD Study Materials

Publications

Building Codes Illustrated*

Building Construction Illustrated*

Architect's Studio Companion*

FEMA 454. Designing for Earthquakes*

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design*

International Building Code (2015)*

Architectural Graphic Standards

Heating, Cooling, Lighting. Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Mechanical & Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Sun, Wind, and Light. Architectural Design Strategies

AIA Contract Documents

N/A

PDD Study Materials

Publications

Building Codes Illustrated*

Building Construction Illustrated*

Architect's Studio Companion*

2010 ADA. Standards for Accessible Design*

International Building Code (2015)*

Mechanical & Electrical Equipment for Buildings*

CSI MasterFormat 2018 Edition*

Architectural Graphic Standards

Heating, Cooling, Lighting. Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

AIA Contract Documents

N/A

CE Study Materials

Publications

CSI MasterFormat*

The Project Resource Manual. CSI Manual of Practice*

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction*

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design**

The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide**

AIA Contract Documents

A101-2017*

A201-2017*

B101-2017*

C401-2017*

A305-1986*

A701-2018*

G701-2017*

G702-1992*

G703-1992*

G704-2017*

Notes:

Lastly, we know this process might be quite expensive. But please support hard working people and not support illegal study materials. Moreover, you should be mindful and respectful of NCARB's Candidate Agreement.

*  – Resource we believe to be instrumental to this exam (recommended by the NCARB Handbook)

** – Resource not recommended by the NCARB Handbook for this specific exam 

How can i start the ARE 5.0 exam process?

If you are unsure of how to start the architect registration exam, you should visit NCARB’s website. They will provide you with important information that will help you get started, such as:

The six divisions of the Architect Registration Exam