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Black Spectacles Practice Exams Align with NCARB’s ARE Updates

Kate Brennan

December 22, 2020

We pride ourselves on having the best ARE Practice Exams around, so when we heard NCARB was updating their process, we got to work in updating ours. While there are no changes to content (phew), we still want to give you the closest experience to the real ARE, so we’ve enhanced our Practice Exams to reflect their new platform. Read on to see how we’ve replicated NCARB’s ARE  

Black Spectacles Founder Given AIA-Chicago 2020 Distinguished Service Award

Kate Brennan

December 21, 2020

Marc Teer, Black Spectacles Founder and CEO, has been awarded the 2020 Distinguished Service Award by AIA-Chicago. This award is given to individuals and organizations who have given outstanding service to the Chicago architectural community as a whole, including service to the profession, public service and education.

Black Spectacles Earns Great Place to Work Certification for Second Straight Year

Kate Brennan

December 04, 2020

Black Spectacles announced today they are Great Place to Work-Certified™ for the second year in a row. 94% of employees say this is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S. based organization.

AIA Chapters Provide ARE 5.0 Cost Relief

Kate Brennan

October 23, 2020

For many candidates pursuing licensure, this year has been a bumpy road. AIA chapters across the country are looking to provide relief by offering funds and scholarships to mitigate the cost of the ARE, and to keep the path to licensure open for many future architects.

Keep Calm and Test On(line)

Kate Brennan

October 16, 2020

NCARB has announced some changes to the ARE 5.0 - mainly that it will be available online *fist pump*, and in doing so has made some modifications to the in-person exam. The most important component is to alert you that exam content is not changing, merely how the exam is being delivered. It's kind of like pizza, consume it in the restaurant or order it to your house - it's great no matter what.

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