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ARE® 5.0 Prep that Crushes Every Excuse in the Book

ARE 5.0 study materials include over 120 hours of video lectures video lectures, timed practice exams and over 3,000 flashcards.

About the ARE® 5.0

Take your career to the next level and become a licensed architect. The Architecture Registration Exam (ARE), created by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, aims to evaluate your knowledge and skills in architecture. The ARE is a multiple division exam designed to assess specifics of architectural integrity, soundness, and the health of a building. Ultimately, the ARE aims to make sure public health, safety, and welfare are integrated into every building.

Everything you need to study for all six ARE® 5.0 Divisions

For every division of ARE® 5.0, we have you covered. Black Spectacles study materials are based on what you’ll see on the real exam.

Practice Management

This is the newest division to the ARE, focusing on how to own, run, and manage a firm. Know the ins & outs of staffing needs, managing budgets, and acquiring & keeping clients.

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Project Management

In this division you’ll be required to know the beginnings of a project. Understand the specifics of contracts, managing consultants and teams, and quality control.

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Programming & Analysis

This division focuses on project evaluation. You’ll need to be able to identify project requirements, project type analysis, economic issues, and others for this division.

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Project Planning & Design

The first stages of site and building design are covered in this division. You’ll need to know design concepts, codes & regulations, materials & assemblies for this section.

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Project Development & Documentation

This division will cover post-design and preparing construction documents. Building systems integration, project manuals, IBC, and others will be included in this section.

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Construction & Evaluation

This division is centered around the final stages of a project. You’ll need to know contract administration, project evaluation, project closeout, and others.

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Black Spectacles is the first and only NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0.

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ARE® 5.0 exam prep you can access anytime, anywhere

We cover all NCARB exam objectives so you’ll feel confident and prepared come exam day. Watch video lectures, take practice exams and review flashcards anywhere you have an Internet connection.

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Video Lectures

Watch for a few minutes or cram for hours

Over 120 hours of video lectures, all built in alignment with NCARB’s exam objectives. You’ll learn from veteran architect Mike Newman, one of the most engaging and informative instructors in the biz.

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Practical Applications

Drive the concepts home with real world project stories

We bring projects to life - literally. Watch videos of architects explaining where projects are in real-time as they relate back to each exam objective. We even take you inside the wall using animations so you can get a true “full picture” and the best understanding possible.

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Practice Exams

As close as you’ll get to taking the actual ARE® 5.0

Our practice exams simulate the look, feel and time constraints of the real exam. We use the same process as NCARB to design our ARE® practice questions. Questions are developed and vetted by test question experts. Become more familiar with the exam’s format, questions and case studies.

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Digital Flashcards

Carry over 3,000 flashcards on your phone

Brush up on content, words and objectives. Each card links to a video lecture if you want to dive deeper. Shuffle the deck, mark flashcards as mastered, and create your own.

Choose How You Want To Study

Study On Your Own

Already have a plan of attack? Sign up for one of our ARE Prep Subscriptions and get access to what you need. You can use all of our tools anytime, anywhere. Watch videos while cooking dinner, take an exam with your coffee, and review flashcards on your evening commute. Your study materials are always at your fingertips.

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Group Coaching

Looking for a plan & help? Apply for our Group Coaching program to get the structure, support, and accountability you need to tackle the ARE. Use your day-by-day syllabus, dedicated coach, and committed peers to master all 6 divisions. Our PRO subscription is included so you have access to lectures, practical applications, practice exams, and flashcards.

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Private Tutoring

Totally frustrated and feeling stuck? Our Private Tutors are here to help. Your tutor will give you guidance to ensure you understand the concepts and know what to study. You’ll work one-on-one with your private tutor to get individualized learning that draws on real life experience so you can walk in feeling confident. Add on our PRO access to get lectures, practical applications, practice exams, and flashcards.

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Put yourself on the path to ARE® 5.0 success

Join today to get unlimited access to the Black Spectacles learning library, including video lectures, practice exams and flashcards.

Try It Out First

Everything should come with a test drive, including your study materials! Click the button below to get an inside look at your dashboard and test out our videos, practice exams, and flashcards. We want you to love what you’re using to tackle the ARE.

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Testimonial

“Just this week we had someone physically get their license from the state, and I know that she used Black Spectacles as a resource.”

- Matt Dumich, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

NCARB Approved Test Prep

Black Spectacles is the first and only NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0.