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PPI Study Toolkit - ARE 5.0 Exam Info

Welcome to the PPI Study Toolkit, an online resource for ARE candidates. Whether you are just finishing your education, or are well into your career, we are here to help you pass the ARE 5.0 exam.

Browse the articles below to find ARE 5.0 information, tips, and advice.


About ARE 5.0

See current ARE 5.0 pass rates, the exam format, question types, and exam specifications.

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ARE 5.0 Tips

Getting Started with ARE 5.0

ARE 5.0 can be daunting. We've assembled these tips to help you get started.

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ARE 5.0 Exam

How to Stay on Top of Your AXP Hours

Licensed architect and author Holly Williams Leppo explains how to best track your AXP hours.

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Six Tips for ARE 5.0 Review Success

Check these things off your list to make sure that your ARE review is a success.

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ARE 5.0 Exam Day

How to Prepare for ARE 5.0 Exam Day

Follow these three tips to make sure you're fully prepared for exam day.

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What to Expect on ARE 5.0 Exam Day

Learn what to expect while you're at the test center.

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ARE 5.0 Exam

Deciphering Your NCARB Exam Results

Be prepared to receive and interpret your ARE 5.0 exam results.

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Retaking the ARE

What is the NCARB ARE 5.0 Retake Policy?

See what is required in order to retake the exam.

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