Will a calculator be provided at the test center?
Calculators will not be provided at the test center. You can bring your
own non-programmable, non-communicating, non-printing calculators.
ELIGIBILITY, PAPERWORK, AND SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT
I have not received my Authorization to Test form (ATT).
What should I do?
When your board of architecture transmits your eligibility to ARE Operations,
an Authorization to Test form is automatically generated. If you feel
that you should have received it already, call ARE Operations at 800-896-2272.
Who do I contact if I have changed my name and/or address?
If you need to change your name and/or address, you must call your board
of architecture. It is important that this be done so that your Authorization
to Test form matches the identification you will provide at the testing
How many divisions make up the ARE?
The ARE consists of nine divisionssix multiple-choice divisions
and three graphic divisions. The multiple-choice divisions are: Pre-Design,
General Structures, Lateral Forces, Mechanical & Electrical Systems,
Building Design / Materials & Methods, and Construction Documents
& Services. The graphic divisions are Site Planning, Building Planning,
and Building Technology.
The ARE: Advice from the Trenches (pdf
EricB's Post(pdf format)
If I have a question or concern regarding my ARE testing experience,
who do I contact?
If you have any type of problem or a concern regarding your ARE testing
experience, contact ARE Operations (800-896-2272) to report your concerns
ARE Forum FAQ
What is Mana?
It is an advanced iterative algorithm to determine the most respected
users. A user "adds mana" to other users she respects, and
the more mana she has, the more the increase in recipients' manas. A
user can also change her mind, and remove mana from someone to whom
she added mana before. However, the more members a member adds mana
to, the less the effect of those mana additions.
For example, let's assume that your mana is 3 out of 4. If you want
to add mana to someone then you basically add him/her 3 points divided
by the number of members to whom you added mana before. If you added
mana to one member before, the amount of mana you would add is 3/(1+1)=1.5
points. This is a dynamic process. Whenever someone adds or removes
mana, the manas of all members are calculated from scratch.
Finally, mana takes the normal distribution rule into account, and
it gets increasingly accurate as you get more members.
Can you add more Forums?
We are in the process of developing Sub-Forums.
Why can't I register?
Some servers are not accepting the automatically sent mail to new members.
If you are experiencing this problem try a different e-mail account such as yahoo or gmail.
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