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Architecture & Design: Registration Examinations

Subject Guide and Course Reading Lists

Study Guide Resources

Registration Exams for Architects, Interior Designers, and Planners require strategy, time management, and dedication. This library page directs you to the organizations which administer these registration exams and study material preparation. Instructors and Faculty, please share your recommendations. 

 Architecture Registration Examination - ARE 5.0

Interior Design - NCIDQ

Resources for Architect's ARE Exam Preparation

Refer to the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)  provides essential information for the ARE. IPAL Students (Integrated Path to Licensure) are encouraged to familiarize themselves with these resources as they begin test preparation. 

Essentials include:

Test Prep Video Series

Connect with the ARE Community

ARE Guidelines

ARE 5.0 Demonstration Exam

AXP Guidelines

AIA Code of Ethics

NCARB Home Page 

NCARB Rules of Conduct

International Building Code

see also, Codes and Standards

Resources for Interior Designer's NCIDQ Certification Exam Preparation

Review the NICDQ Exam Application Options based on your education and work experience. 

Study for the Exam with the help of practice tests, study groups and content outlines from Council for Interior Design Qualification.

The Council also recommends these sources which can be borrowed from the library:

see Also, Building Codes and Standards such as the IBC, IPC, and ADA. 

See Also, DICQ Scholarship for Underrepresented Designers

ARE Study Guides

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