Q. What are the requirements to become eligible to take the Architect Registration Examination?
A. ARE EARLY ENTRY
South Carolina law changed in June 2008 to allow interns to begin taking the ARE before completing IDP.
The law now allows interns who have completed an accredited degree, who are enrolled in IDP and are actively participating in IDP, and who are employed by an architectural firm to begin taking the ARE. The law still requires completion of IDP prior to licensure. Section 40-3-240 (C)
TO SIT FOR THE EXAMINATION, you must have:
ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ALL SECTIONS OF THE EXAMINATION AND IDP:
THE BOARD WILL.....
Exam candidates will no longer apply to the South Carolina Board to be admitted to the ARE.
In October 2008, the South Carolina Board adopted NCARB's Direct Registration program which allows exam candidates who meet South Carolina requirements to apply directly to NCARB to begin taking the ARE.
NCARB Direct Registration: You will work directly with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) during the Intern Development Program (IDP) training and completion of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Your Council Record will be sent to the S.C. Board (or another Board of your choosing) upon your successful completion of all divisions of the ARE and the IDP. Upon receipt, we will send you instructions about the forms and fees required to complete the process of becoming licensed here.