“ARE – NCARB” Passing Rates & Codes Tested On

 

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  • AVERAGE NCARB OVERALL PASSING RATE  –  2014

  • 470%  /  7 Divisions   =  67%

    AVERAGE MBA OVERALL PASSING RATE

    80% TO 90% (w/ services offered)

ARE Pass Rates By Division

The pass rates below are by division for all candidates (first-time and repeat) who took the ARE for the last five years.

ARE 4.0 Pass Rates
DIVISION Abbr. 2010 2011  2012 2013  2014
Programming Planning & Practice PPP 62% 62% 62%  61%  62%
Site Planning & Design SPD 76% 73% 71%  67%  69%
Building Design & Construction Systems BD/CS 63% 62% 62%  65% 64%
Structural Systems SS 66% 71% 75%  71%  68%
Building Systems BS 65% 68% 69%  67%  68%
Construction Documents & Services CDS 63% 64% 63%  62% 62%
Schematic Design SD 74% 77% 77%  76%  77%
Number of
Candidates Testing
14,737 14,465 14,369 15,589 17,668
AVERAGE NCARB OVERALL PASSING RATE  –  2013

469%  /  7 Divisions   =  67%

AVERAGE MBA OVERALL PASSING RATE  –  2013

80% TO 90% (w/ services offered)

 

ARE 4.0 Pass Rates
DIVISION Abbr. 2009 2010 2011  2012 2013
Programming Planning & Practice PPP 56% 62% 62% 62%  61%
Site Planning & Design SPD 69% 76% 73% 71%  67%
Building Design & Construction Systems BD/CS 57% 63% 62% 62%  65%
Structural Systems SS 64% 66% 71% 75%  71%
Building Systems BS 66% 65% 68% 69%  67%
Construction Documents & Services CDS 59% 63% 64% 63%  62%
Schematic Design SD 71% 74% 77% 77%  76%
Number of
Candidates Testing
13,326 14,737 14,465 14,369 15,589

http://www.ncarb.org/~/media/Files/PDF/Brochure/ARE5_CreditModel.pdf

Codes and Standards

For each ARE division, candidates should be familiar with the
latest edition of the following codes and standards:

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International Code Council, Inc.
• International Building Code, 2009
• International Mechanical Code, 2009
• International Plumbing Code, 2009
• International Residential Code, 2009

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US Department of Justice
• 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

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American National Standards Institute
• A117.1 – 2003: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

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National Fire Protection Association
• NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2009
• NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, 2008

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American Concrete Institute
• ACI 318-08: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

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American Institute of Steel Construction

AISC 360-05: Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

AISC 340-05: Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings

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American Society of Civil Engineers
• ASCE 7-05: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

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American Institute of Architects
• AlA Documents, current edition

 

DEFINITION OF COMPETENCE AS RELATED TO THE ARE
from NCARB website;

To protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, a newly licensed architect practicing independently must demonstrate the competence to be responsible for a project from its inception through completion. This includes, but is not limited to:

• Apply architectural business practices;
• Evaluate legal, ethical, and contractual standards;
• Establish and coordinate project team activities;
• Establish programmatic and regulatory requirements;
• Provide design alternatives;
• Evaluate and incorporate appropriate materials and building systems;
• Provide and coordinate project documentation for a building and site;
• Provide construction phase services; and
• Assess the project during all phases.