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Pass Construction & Evaluation With Flying Colors

Everything you need to get completely prepared for the ARE® 5.0 Construction & Evaluation (CE) exam. Our video lectures, practice exams and flashcards are designed by ARE veterans and built in alignment with NCARB’s exam objectives. Prepare on your own schedule, or in one of our structured groups, or with a private tutor.

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About Construction & Evaluation

ARE’s Construction & Evaluation division covers the final phases of a project. This exam delves into contract administration, support services and payment requests. Topics covered include post-occupancy evaluation, project evaluation and project closeout. We’ll help you learn all about construction observation, submitting drawings and mock ups and close-out activities.

CE Division Study Materials & Resources

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Video Lectures

Get a CE deep dive with Mike Newman’s engaging video lectures. He explains the architect’s role based on delivery method, determining construction progress and contractor payment applications. He’ll walk through a real-life project to show Construction & Evaluation in practice.

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Practical Applications

Wrap up the project process and feel like you’ll knock the final division out of the park. Watch the architect as he explains how to go through shop drawing submittals, site visit walk-throughs, and how to resolve unforeseen conditions that arise during a renovation in downtown Atlanta. Available with your Pro Subscription.

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Practice Exams

Become a test-taking pro with our practice exams, modeled after the same objectives NCARB uses. Our questions cover contracts, close-out documents and payment methods. With the same question types and format as the ARE, and 3 forms to practice from, this is as close to sitting for the exam as you’ll get.

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Digital Flashcards

Our flashcards cover a wide variety of concepts and vocabulary you’ll see on the Construction & Evaluation exam. Learn exactly what qualifications are, review different bonds, and cover what insurance types are needed. Add your own cards to the deck. Study on-the-go on your phone.

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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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NCARB Approved Test Prep

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