TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1150 ILLINOIS ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1150.APPENDIX C HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS



Section 1150.APPENDIX C   Historical Summary of Examination Requirements

 

a)         Pre-Design is satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus C (1954-1973)

 

2)         Equivalency Examination I (1973-1977, or Qualifying Test – Section A (1977-1978), and Professional Examination – Parts I and II (1973-1978), or Professional Examination – Section B, Parts I and II (1979-1982) – see subsection (h)

 

3)         Division A of the ARE (1983-1996)

 

4)         Pre-Design (PD) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

5)         Programming, Planning & Practice (PP) of the ARE 4.0 (2008-June 30, 2018)

 

b)         Site Planning is satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus D (1954-1973)

 

2)         Equivalency Examination III (1973-1977)

 

3)         Qualifying Test – Sections E, F (1977-1978)

 

4)         Professional Examination – Section A (1979-1982)

 

5)         Division B of the ARE (1983-1987)

 

6)         Division B (Written and Graphic of the ARE (1988-1996))

 

7)         Site Planning (SP) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

8)         Programming, Planning & Practice (PP) and Site Planning & Practice (SPD) of the ARE 4.0 (2008-June 30, 2018)

 

c)         Building Planning and Building Technology are satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus E (1954-1973)

 

2)         Equivalency Examination III (1973-1977)

 

3)         Qualifying Test – Sections E, F (1977-1978)

 

4)         Professional Examination – Section A (1979-1982)

 

5)         Division C of the ARE (1983-1996)

 

6)         Building Planning (BP) & Building Technology (BT) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

7)         Schematic Design (SD), Building Design & Construction Systems (BD), Building Systems (BS), Construction Documents & Service (CDS), and Structural Systems (SS) of the ARE 4.0 (2008-June 30, 2018)

 

d)         General Structures is satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus G (1954-1973)

 

2)         Equivalency Examination II (1973-1977) – see subsection (i)

 

3)         Qualifying Test – Section B (1977-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

4)         Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978) – see subsection (i)

 

5)         Professional Examination – Section B, Part III (1979-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

6)         Divisions D and F of the ARE (1983-1996)

 

7)         Divisions D/F of the ARE (1988-1996)

 

8)         General Structures (GS) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

9)         Structural Systems (SS) of the ARE 4.0 (2008-June 30, 2018)

 

e)         Lateral Forces is satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus G (1954-1973)

 

2)         Equivalency Examination II (1973-1977) – see subsection (i)

 

3)         Qualifying Test – Section B (1977-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

4)         Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978) – see subsection (i)

 

5)         Professional Examination – Section B, Part III (1979-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

6)         Division E of the ARE (1983-1996)

 

7)         Lateral Forces (LF) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

8)         Structural Systems (SS) of the ARE 4.0 (2008-June 30, 2018)

 

f)         Mechanical & Electrical Systems is satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus I (1954-1973)

 

2)         Equivalency Examination II (1973-1977) – see subsection (i)

 

3)         Qualifying Test – Section D (1977-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

4)         Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978) – see subsection (i)

 

5)         Professional Examination – Section B, Part III (1979-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

6)         Division G of the ARE (1983-1996)

 

7)         Mechanical & Electrical Systems (ME) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

8)         Building Systems (BS) of the ARE 4.0 (2008-June 30, 2018)

 

g)         Materials & Methods is satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus F (1954-1973)

 

2)         Equivalency Examination II (1973-1977) – see subsection (i)

 

3)         Qualifying Test – Section C (1977-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

4)         Professional Examination Part III (1973-1978) – see subsection (i)

 

5)         Professional Examination – Section B, Part III (1979-1982) – see subsection (i)

 

6)         Division H of the ARE (1983-1996)

 

7)         Materials & Methods (MM) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

8)         Building Design & Construction Systems (BD) of the ARE 4.0 (2008‑June 30, 2018)

 

h)         Construction Documents & Services is satisfied by one of the following:

 

1)         Examination Syllabus H (1954-1973)

 

2)         Professional Examination Part IV (1973-1977)

 

3)         Professional Examination – Section B, Part IV (1978-1982)

 

4)         Division I of the ARE (1983-1996)

 

5)         Construction Documents & Services (CD) of the ARE 3.1 (1996-2009)

 

6)         Construction Documents & Services (CDS) of the ARE 4.0 (2008-June 30, 2018)

 

i)          Since the history and theory of architecture are incorporated into all Divisions of the ARE, no credit will be given for only having passed the Qualifying Test – Section A, History.

 

j)          In order to be eligible for transfer credits for any part of the Professional Examination-Section B, the candidate must have passed three parts of the examination in one sitting, on or after December 1980.

 

k)         Applicants shall, in all cases, pass the Pre-Design Division of the ARE if they have not passed the Equivalency Examination I or Section A of the Qualifying Test even though the applicant may have passed the Professional Examination‑Section B, Parts I and II.

 

l)          Applicants without an NAAB-accredited degree must, in all cases, pass the General Structures, Lateral Forces, Mechanical & Electrical Systems and Materials & Methods divisions of the ARE if they have not passed the Equivalency Examination II or equivalent portions of the Qualifying Test, even though the applicant may have passed the Professional Examination-Section B, Part III.

 

m)        After January 1, 2006, the Division will hold scores of examinations passed as valid for a period of 5 years reflecting the NCARB "5-year Rolling Clock".  All scores of previously passed examinations prior to January 1, 2006 will be valid permanently.

 

n)         As of January 1, 2014, any division passed prior to January 1, 2006 shall no longer remain valid if all remaining divisions have not been passed by July 1, 2014.  Scores prior to January 1, 2006 will cease to be valid as of January 1, 2014.  All scores must meet the NCARB "5-year Rolling Clock" requirements.

 

o)         Pursuant to PA 98-288 (see225 ILCS 305/13) effective August 9, 2013, acceptance of a pre-professional degree for licensure was extended to January 1, 2016.  After that date, approvals to sit for the ARE or for licensure requires an NAAB-accredited professional degree.

 

p)         As of January 1, 2016, Illinois requires either an NAAB accredited professional degree or a degree meeting NCARB requirements for a professional degree (CACB or EESA evaluation) for approval to sit for the ARE.

 

(Source:  Amended at 41 Ill. Reg. 3966, effective April 7, 2017)