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Do I need to complete IDP before I can sit for the ARE?

So you wanna be a Rock Star. You're ready to enroll in IDP AND start taking the Architect Registration Exam simultaneously. Bravo! But wait... Most candidates assume they must complete their IDP (Intern Development Program administered by NCARB) before they can sit for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). But wouldn’t it be great if you

NCARB Announces Testing Centers Abroad, But Why?

This week, NCARB announced that candidates can now sit for exams in London or Abu Dhabi. You can read their full announcement here.   They also state in the article that they are actively pursuing locations in China. You may be wondering, why would NCARB be working so hard to let people take the exam overseas?