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Become A Project Management Pro

Get ready for the ARE® 5.0 Project Management (PjM) exam with video lectures, practice exams and flashcards. Prepare on your own schedule, or in one of our structured groups, or with a private tutor. All materials are designed by ARE veterans and built in alignment with NCARB’s exam objectives.

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About Project Management

Good (or bad) project management can make or break any architecture project. ARE’s Project Management (PjM) exam focuses on organizing principles, managing contracts and consultant management. It covers resource management, work planning, contracts, project execution and project quality control. We’ll help you learn the ins and outs of organization charts, project documentation and projects requirements.

PjM Division Study Materials & Resources

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Video Lectures

Instructor Mike Newman is the master of project management. He explains assembling teams, scope of work, scope creep and reducing risks and liabilities. Practical Application videos relate real-life projects back to the exam objectives.

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Practical Applications

Get a real-time discussion with a Senior Architect from one of the top firms to learn how they handle projects. Feel like you’re sitting right next to the presenter as he reviews AIA Contracts, scope of work, and how they estimate fees. Available with your Pro Subscription.

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Practice Exams

Become a Project Management test taking pro. Our practice exams are as close as you’ll get to the real deal, including 3 individual forms. Questions cover compliance, work plans and delivery methods. Every question is linked to ARE’s real exam objectives.

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Digital Flashcards

What’s top-down budgeting? When do you use a memoranda? How do you calculate a break-even fee? Master these pre-made PjM flashcards and create new ones to add to your deck. Study them all from 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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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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Black Spectacles is the first and only NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0.