Help Your Staff Get Licensed & Do Better WOrk

You want your staff to get licensed & you want them to maximize their productivity.

We've built a library of video tutorials to help architects learn design software & prepare to take the ARE®. Our Software Learning tutorials are taught by practicing architects working on some of the most sophisticated projects in the world, and our AIA ARE Prep tutorials are built in collaboration with the AIA who have been helping architects pass the ARE for decades.

Benefits to your firm:

  • Get your projects done faster. And better. With our Software Learning tutorials, your staff will learn from practicing architects, not trainers, working at some of the best firms in the world, so they can sharpen their skills and learn relevant shortcuts they can apply immediately to their own work and be more productive in the office.
  • Get your staff licensed faster. Built in collaboration with the AIA, who have been helping architects pass the ARE for decades, our ARE Prep tutorials include a complete and comprehensive. curriculum for both ARE 4.0 and ARE 5.0. No more taking turns with ARE books. Get your staff licensed faster by preparing on their own schedule.
  • Staff can learn on their own time. Everything is available on-demand through personalized logins. The video tutorials are available on any device with an internet connection, so your staff can learn at home, in the office, or during their commute.
  • Incredible quality, flexibility and value. Our online learning platform offers high quality learning and schedule flexibility, all for a fraction of the cost of traditional learning methods. With a Black Spectacles Business License, you can offer over 1,000 software and/or ARE prep tutorials to your entire staff for the cost of one traditional off-site workshop.

Small Firm License

World-class resources with small firm flexibility

License size allows 10 people, with a limit of 2 simultaneous users.

With your company admin portal, add and remove users with ease, and monitor usage reports to ensure you are getting the maximum value out of your license.

Plans starting as low as $70 per month.

Start your license now by selecting a plan below:



"We’re not shy about logging in here at work. If I've got to try to figure out how to make some sort of geometry come into Revit, or vice versa into Grasshopper, just log in here and do it at the workstation."

Hans Papke, Krueck + Sexton Architects

"I am taking my final exam and expect to pass. The site content was great, and helped me pass 5 exams in 4 months while working 60+ hours per week."

Jarrett Moe, Gigaplex Architects

Medium + Large Firm License

World-class resources with the tools you need to manage large groups.

License sizes start with access for 5 simultaneous users in a group of up to 100. Contact us to find the license size that works for your firm.

With your custom company sign-up page and admin portal, add and remove users with ease, and monitor usage reports to ensure you are getting the maximum value out of your license.

Pricing starts at $2,979 per year.

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