Architects: Registration by Examination

Please refer to Rule 1.21 and Rule 1.23 to review the requirements and application procedures for registration by examination.   (if you are a military veteran, please call 512-305-8527 prior to applying.)

Online Test-Taking Now Available for the ARE

Application Process

Apply to Texas by online application and electronic payment

Please do not create an account unless you have or are completing a NAAB accredited degree. 

  1. Create a TBAE online account and pay the $100 application fee
  2. Provide TBAE your Proof of Legal Status.

TBAE offers an ARE Grant to examinees who have passed at least 3 sections of the ARE and meet the resident and income criteria.

TBAE will send you confirmation when you have been approved for the exam.

Applicants with foreign education must have their college transcript evaluated by Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA).

For additional information about the examination process:

 Examination Coordinator (