I took a Big Step (for me) today - I scheduled my very first ARE exam! I'm set to take the Site Planning division on April 26th - wish me luck! If you're interested in reading more about what the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) involves these days, check out http://www.ncarb.org/are/index.html. I have a total of 9 divisions to take. Each costs me money. Fail one div and you hafta wait 6 months to retake it. Very stressful. All support (monetary and moral) welcome!