Comprehensive Exam Prep Options for All Six ARE 5.0 Division Exams

Learning Hub Digital Bundle
Monthly Renewing

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Monthly Renewing

Starting at $29

All of our industry-leading ARE exam prep materials are available in an easy-to-use eLearning platform—PPI Learning Hub. Why choose PPI Learning Hub?

  • Subscriptions are based on division. Access only the divisional content you need to get fully prepared.
  • Renews monthly, allowing you cancel once your prep is complete.
  • Start with a study plan based on your exam date to keep you on track through exam day.
  • Our learning path includes diagnostic exams, flashcards, and exam-like problems with easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions.
  • Continue your path with practice exams that include case studies to test your exam readiness.
  • On-the-go access - anytime, anywhere on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Learning Hub Digital Bundle
Six Months

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Access for Six Months

Starting at $59

All of our industry-leading ARE exam prep materials are available in an easy-to-use eLearning platform—PPI Learning Hub. Why choose PPI Learning Hub?

  • Subscriptions are based on division. Access only the divisional content you need to get fully prepared.
  • Access for six months, giving you ample time to fully prep for your exam.
  • Start with a study plan based on your exam date to keep you on track through exam day.
  • Our learning path includes diagnostic exams, flashcards, and exam-like problems with easy-to-follow, step-by-step solutions.
  • Continue your path with practice exams that include case studies to test your exam readiness.
  • On-the-go access - anytime, anywhere on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Print Bundle for
All Six Divisions

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Print Review for All Six Divisions

Starting at $422

This comprehensive collection of print resources provides EVERYTHING you need to pass all six ARE 5 division exams the first time. This print bundle:

  • Contains tables, figures, and exam-taking strategies for a detailed review of content areas covered in all six divisions.
  • Includes practice problems, flashcards, and practice exams organized by division to cover all types of problems and questions you’ll encounter during the exam.
  • Every product works together to give examinees a 360-degree-review experience.



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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