I just read about NCARB's new policy to retire the rolling clock and I temporarily got excited that I might get credit for 6 out of 9 divisions that I had passed but soon thereafter I realized that all the divisions I passed were in version 3.1 which is totally expired and I will never get credit for... Well, never too late to give up, right? I scheduled to take Practice Management on April 15th, if you want to study together, please reach out. Thanks!
I'm just jumping in to say that I am also restarting my exams after I read about NCARB's new policy to retire the rolling clock. And yes, I too saw that my previously passed 3.1 exams aren't relevant, so am starting over. I'm just now getting my bearings and setting up a study plan, so I am not sure I am game for studying with anyone yet. But when I am, I will reach out.
I was an older ARE candidate. And I've helped lots of 'experienced' folks pass the ARE. Life experience and architectural experience both help you pass the ARE!
Be careful planning your ARE timeline. You might be better off starting when NCARB announces the start of ARE 6.0. We are in the tail end of ARE 5.0 now. I estimate 18-24 months more (?). Strategically, if you start at the beginning of a new version, you will have more time - the current version's time, PLUS the next version's time.
That being said, I think most candidates should be able to pass ARE 5.0 in 18 months of continuous study. And NCARB has said that they will give 18 months' notice.
Hope this helps!
Rebekka O'Melia, R.A., NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, NOMA, Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses
Hello, dear all,
Any online study partners or group members interested in joining or including me...
I was supposed to complete it in 2004 (it was 9 divisions!), but for some reason I was unable to do so.
now started... preparing overall for all divisions
I am with NYSED.
I am now in India, and will be back in NYC sooner.
interested architect colleagues, please reply.
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