Comprehensive Exam Prep Options for All Six ARE 5.0 Division Exams

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FAQs for the ARE 5.0 Exam


How is ARE 5.0 organized?

ARE 5.0 is a computer-based test and has content divided into six divisions that may be taken in any order. They are:

  • Practice Management (80 items, two hours and 45 minutes test duration)
  • Project Management (90 items, three hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Programming & Analysis (95 items, three hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Project Planning & Design (120 items, four hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Project Development & Documentation (120 items, four hours and 15 minutes test duration)
  • Construction & Evaluation (95 items, three hours and 15 minutes test duration)


For more information, you can visit the ncarb.org

What are the current pass rates for each ARE 5.0 Division?

  • Practice Management- 51%
  • Project Management- 62%
  • Programming & Analysis- 53%
  • Project Planning & Design- 46%
  • Project Development & Documentation- 53%
  • Construction & Evaluation- 70%

What is the question format for ARE 5.0?

ARE 5.0 has a mixture of Alternative Item Types (AITs). There is also no pre-determined or fixed number of AIT exam questions nor of the percentage of any one type of AIT question on an exam. Here are the AITs found on ARE 5.0:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Choice (Check-All-That-Apply)
  • Point-and-Click (Hot Spot, or Mark Location)
  • Drag-and-Place
  • Fill-in-the-Blank
  • Case Study

How long do I have to take all six divisional exams?

All six divisional exams must be completed within a five year period, which begins on the date of the first division you pass. According to NCARB, the average time frame to complete all six exams in 2018 was 2.2 years.



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