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ARE 5.0 ARE Prep NCARB Approved ARE 5.0 Test Prep Material PcM NCARB Approved ARE 5.0 Test Prep Material PjM NCARB Approved ARE 5.0 Test Prep Material PA NCARB Approved ARE 5.0 Test Prep Material PPD NCARB Approved ARE 5.0 Test Prep Material PDD NCARB Approved ARE 5.0 Test Prep Material CE

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Get 24/7 access to the following:

  • Online Video Lectures and slides for all 6 ARE 5.0 Divisions - 120+ hours
  • Online Practice Exams with 3 different tests for each of the 6 divisions
  • Digital Flashcards - access to over 3,000 digital flashcards for all 6 divisions
  • Online real-life Practical Application videos presented by practicing architects to help bring the ideas home
  • Study guides for all 6 divisions - monthly day-by-day roadmap to studying
  • Virtual Workshops

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Get 24/7 access to the following:

  • Online Video Lectures and slides for all 6 ARE 5.0 Divisions - 120+ hours
  • Online Practice Exams with 3 different tests for each of the 6 divisions
  • Digital Flashcards - access to over 3,000 digital flashcards for all 6 divisions
  • Online real-life Practical Application videos presented by practicing architects to help bring the ideas home
  • Study guides for all 6 divisions - monthly day-by-day roadmap to studying
  • Virtual Workshops

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Get 24/7 access to the following:

  • Online Video Lectures and slides for all 6 ARE 5.0 Divisions - 120+ hours
  • Online Practice Exams with 3 different tests for each of the 6 divisions
  • Digital Flashcards - access to over 3,000 digital flashcards for all 6 divisions
  • Online real-life Practical Application videos presented by practicing architects to help bring the ideas home
  • Study guides for all 6 divisions - monthly day-by-day roadmap to studying
  • Virtual Workshops - live, online workshops, with focused exercises and live Q&A led by a licensed expert every Sunday for 2 hours, for all 6 divisions
  • Guarantee - Pass your ARE or we will cover the retake for the failed division

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  • Online Video Tutorials to all software topics taught by practicing architects and designers
  • Downloadable exercise files

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  • Online Video Tutorials to all software topics taught by practicing architects and designers
  • Downloadable exercise files
Firms

Firms

Get licensed through your firm and save 60-80%! Firm memberships are available for as few as 2 testing candidates with a minimum of a 1-year commitment. Pricing is based on shared "seats" that can be used by any member of your team.

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Schools

Schools

Black Spectacles’ School Licenses are the perfect complement to NCARB’s Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) Program. Give your school community access to the leading resource to help students pass the ARE on their path to licensure.

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AIA Chapters

AIA Chapters

Since our founding, Black Spectacles has partnered with AIA chapters nationwide to offer superior ARE test prep materials that compliment your existing efforts to help members get licensed, ensuring your community continues to thrive and grow.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How will I know if the videos work on my computer?
Watch the free videos in each course to see how they look on your computer or mobile device. You'll need a solid Internet connection and a modern internet browser (we recommend Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).
Can I watch the courses on my iPhone or iPad? What about Android?
Yup! As long as you have a wireless signal or Internet access, you can log in from any smartphone or tablet to watch the videos. We’ve tested the courses on iPhones and iPads, as well as a variety of Android devices. The courses look great on all devices, if we do say so ourselves.
Can I download the videos?
Sorry, downloading the video courses is not an option. But isn’t it great that you can stream them virtually anywhere?
Where can I download free software to use while I'm learning?
There are free trial versions available for all our software courses. Check out this comprehensive list of links to download trial versions of Sketchup, Autodesk software, Adobe software, Rhino 5 and Grasshopper.
Do you have any sort of guarantee policy?
Heck yes! Our guarantee is included with our Expert membership. Read more about how we’re putting our money where our mouth is.