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5 Top Tips For the Mechanical and Electrical Vignette

The Building Systems exam covers a lot of topics that you may not be very familiar with if you are early in your architectural career. Thankfully, the Mechanical and Electrical Layout Vignette for the Building Systems exam is the exception. Like the other NCARB vignettes, no prior working experience is necessary in order to complete this

7 Steps On Your Final Road To Licensure

It's been a long road for you to get to this point. And you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. These 7 Steps will help you finalize your road map as you head into the homestretch for taking and completing the Architect Registration Exam. STEP 1: NCARB and YOU STEP 2: NCARB's Certification Guidelines

5 Awesome Tips For the Building Section Vignette – CDS

For Construction Documents & Services, one of the seven divisions of the Architect Registration Exam administered by NCARB, you are only required to complete one vignette – the Building Section vignette.  However, much like the Site Zoning vignette in Programming, Planning and Practice, this vignette has only ONE correct solution, so pay attention! In the Building Section

Happy New Year from David, Eric, and Aubrey!

Happy New Year! We are SO excited for 2015 because we have a bunch of great content planned for this year. We want to help you pass the Architect Registration Exam in 2015 and become a licensed Architect! We're going to be launching our final division, Schematic Design (SD) in a couple of weeks. This is a

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

Be Sure To Bring a Valid ID to the Testing Center

Get all of your ducks in a row before the big day of taking an Exam for the Architect Registration Exam. In this video, I talk about the most important "duck" to have lined up before arriving at the Testing Center. Receive automatic updates when you subscribe below! Click here to subscribe via YouTube Channel Was

5 Awesome Tips For the Site Design Vignette

Site Design is one of the graphic vignettes in the Site Planning and Design Division of the Architect Registration Exam. Knowing exactly what to look for and practicing solutions before walking into the exam room are keys to passing this exam.  In the Site Design Vignette, you will be required to follow the program and lay out

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?

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