ARE 4.0 Prep Featuring AIA ARE Prep Powered by Black Spectacles

ARE® 4.0 Prep that Crushes Every Excuse in the Book

Watch lectures, take practice exams, and study flashcards on your phone or computer

Video Lectures

You'll have access to 60+ hours of video lectures taught by ARE veteran Mike Newman and built in alignment with NCARB's exam objectives. You'll be learning precisely the material that you need to know for the exam - that's why our AIA ARE Prep Powered by Black Spectacles is the only exam prep backed by the AIA.

Practice Exams

Feel like you're taking the ARE with practice exams that look and feel like the real one. Each timed exam has the same number of questions that you'll find on the real exam, making this as close as you can get to taking the real exam, minus the vignettes.


Study over 1,000 flashcards - keep track of the ones you've mastered, shuffle the deck, and create your own custom cards. Each card maps back to the NCARB exam objectives so you can easily return to our video lectures to shore up your understanding where you need to.