A candidate needs to qualify for the ARE via one of NCARB's member registration boards, or one of the Canadian provincial architectural associations.
Check with your Board of Architecture for specific requirements.
For example, in California, a candidate must provide verification of a minimum of five years of education and/or architectural work experience to qualify for the ARE.
Candidates can satisfy the five-year requirement in a variety of ways:
* Provide verification of a professional degree in architecture through a program that is accredited by NAAB or CACB.
* Provide verification of at least five years of educational equivalents.
* Provide proof of work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed architect.
Quoted from page 16 of "Schematic Design (SD) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)"
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