The Architects Register Admission Examination (ARAE) is a route to the Register of Architects in Ireland. The examination is an opportunity for experienced practitioners to formalise their professional standing.

The Examination is structured in three stages of assessment over one calendar year. Read more about the Assessment Process.

Since its' inception in April 2009 over 38 candidates have successfully completed all stages of the examination and, as a result, are eligible to register as Architects in Ireland (ARAE Statistics).

The ARAE Examination is accredited by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

"Very challenging but more enjoyable than I had anticipated ….a reminder of the broad knowledge and competences required for the practice of architecture". 2010 Candidate.


ARAE is a University College Dublin campus company established in 2009.