ARE Update: October Fee Increase

Now that the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) 4.0 has retired, you may be wondering what happens next. Here are a few things to keep in mind over the next few months.

Upcoming Fee Increase
As a reminder, the cost of each ARE 5.0 division will increase from $210 to $235 on October 1, 2018. The total cost of the six-division exam ($1,410) will still be less than ARE 4.0’s total fees.

Candidates can purchase seat credits for an ARE 5.0 division at the $210 price until September 30th. Purchase your seat credits in advance of the fee increase if you plan to test within the next twelve months and save $25 per division.

New AIA Contract Documents & Building Codes
Also starting on October 1, ARE 5.0 will reference the newest version of the AIA Contract Documents and the 2015 International Building Code – which you can download for free online.

The ARE will continue to address the standard agreements previously identified. Candidates should expect to see additional questions related to the following contracts:

  • A133-2009: Owner-Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement
  • A195-2008: Owner-Contractor Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery
  • A295-2008: General Conditions of the Contract for Integrated Project Delivery
  • B195-2008: Owner-Architect Agreement for Integrated Project Delilvery

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