The actual issuance and maintenance of an architectural license. (Registration)
Purpose of ARE
Assesses candidates for knowledge, skills, and ability to provide various services in the field of architecture.
Who accepts the ARE?
54 US member boards and Canadian provinces
Protects the public health, safety and welfare through the development of standards for licensure.
Test center administration consultants
Builds, maintains and improves testing programs.
International Code Council - A collaborative association that develops standard codes used in the design and build process focused on constructing safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures and communities.
Specific Codes and purposes
International Building Code (IBC) -
International Mechanical Code (IMC) -
International Plumbing Code (IPC) -
International Residential Code (IRC) -
US Department of Justice
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Used for federally funded projects
American National Standards Institute
A117.1: Accessible and usable building standards
Made applicable by the building code
Use for non-federally funded projects
National Fire Protection Association
101 Life Safety Code
70 National Electrical Code
American Concrete Institute
318-08: Building code requirements for structural concrete
American Institute of Architects
B141: Standard form of agreement between owner and architect
A201: General conditions of the contract for construction
American Institute of Steel Construction
360-05: Specification for structural steel buildings
340-05: Seismic provisions for structural steel buildings
American Society of Civil Engineers
7-05: Minimum design loads for buildings and other structures.