LARE Reformatting

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    Jessi Seglar

    Hey all

    Jessi Seglar

    ok…lets try that again, 


    I was noticing that the LARE format is changing to a 4 multiple choice test format.  I’ve already passed sections A,B, and D.  But I was wondering if it would be worth my time to try for the June C and E administration of the test, or cut my losses with section D and wait for sections 3 and 4.




    E mail or call CLARB. They also have a facebook page for just this kind of inquiry.

    Daniel Miller

    I’m in the same boat (except taking both C and E next week…) and from my understanding you’ll essentially lose your D if you don’t pass either C or E before the new style is introduced.


    Refer to this:…


    Section A will directly become Section 1, B will become 2 and C,D, and E will split to become tests 3 and 4.  If you pass either C or E prior to the new style being implemented you’ll only have to pass one exam instead of 2.


    Is it that much different?  I mean, you still have to pass two tests at this point either way, but I guess it depends if you’ve already invested time into studying for C and E?  Will the new format be “harder?” Who knows I guess….

    I just know that new style is all digital and I’ve heard from architects (NCARB has gone all digital) that the digital drafting is ridiculous.

    Jordan Lockman

    I would in the very least take C since it is the easier of the two. You will save some money over waiting until the format starts. If you have time to study take them both and hope that you pass, you never know. The biggest problem in waiting is that you don’t know how the new format will look and right now there is an endless supply of study problems available for C & E.


    So since you have already taken C it is a no lose situation to take C & E. They will be easier and cheaper than having to take 3 & 4 after the transition.

    If you have any questions on the tests I would love to help answer what I can.

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