ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION EXAM: A.R.E. Links and Resources

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ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION EXAM: A.R.E. Links and Resources

Sights on Success with AIA ARE Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles

In an effort to support recent architecture graduates preparing for the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE®), the AIA has partnered with online architectural learning company Black Spectacles to launch to AIA ARE Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles, a comprehensive library of over 40 hours of high-quality online video tutorials that prepare licensure candidates for all seven divisions of the ARE.

To expand upon this resource, AIA Kentucky has purchased a component license for Black Spectacles and developed a group study program called Sights on Success. Click here to learn more about it!

 

ARE u Studying? Facebook Group Established

Kentucky's 'ARE u Studying' Facebook Group allows you to connect with fellow emerging professionals in our state who are studying for the ARE's:  Join today!

 

Study Materials Available

AIA Kentucky has purchased a set of A.R.E. Study Materials for placement at the UK College of Design Library. The following items are available for check-out in accordance with Library policy:

  1. Complete overview of Architect Registration Exam: ARE Review Manual, 2008; by Ballast
  2. Building Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (BS); by Ballast
  3. Construction Documents & Services: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (CDS); by Ballast
  4. Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (BDC); by Ballast
  5. Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (SS); by Taher
  6. Programming, Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (PPP); by Ballast
  7. Site Planning & Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (SPD); by Ballast
  8. Schematic Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (SD); by Ballast
  9. Solutions: Understanding the Graphic Vignettes; by Norman Dorf

*Members of AIA Kentucky interested in purchasing their own study materials are eligible for a 20% discount through Kaplan Architecture Education! Click here for more information on this promotional offer.

 

NCARB Resources

  • Connect with over 2,000 candidates and interact with NCARB experts by joining the ARE 4.0 Community
  • Subsrcibe to the ARE 4.0 Video Prep Series, which provides multiple choice and vignette tutorials for all seven divisions
  • Check out the NCARB Blog for in-depth posts on each of the divisions (three released to date)

ARE 5.0 will launch in 2016 at which point candidates may continue to test in 4.0 until June 30, 2018 or may self-transition to ARE 5.0.

To learn more about version 5.0, check out the NCARB website and blog.