2008 has been the year of the ARE (Architecture Registration Exam), which is actually 9 exams instead of a single one. The ARE is similar to the P.E. or the Bar; after I pass the exams and finish my required experience credits sometime early next year I'll be able to legally call myself an architect.
Anyway, I found out yesterday that I passed my 4th exam. The frustrating part of all of these exams is waiting for the score. I took the 6.5 hour "Building Technology" exam on June 15 and stressed about my results for 6 agonizing weeks to find out that, by some miracle, I passed. I thought I had failed the exam since I made some pretty big errors on a few of the problems. I guess the mistakes weren't as major as I thought.
My next exam is on Saturday at 9:00 am.
Wish me luck!
3 years ago