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ARE® 4.0 and 5.0 Exam Prep that Crushes Every Excuse in the Book

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ARE 4.0 Prep

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60 + hours of video tutorials covering all 7 ARE 4.0 exams, including the multiple choice and vignettes. Online Practice Exams, designed to simulate the experience of taking the timed, computer based ARE.


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Building Design and Construction Systems
Building Systems
Construction Documents and Services
Programming Planning and Practice
Schematic Design
Site Planning and Design
Structural Systems
ARE 5.0 Prep

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100 + hours of video tutorials covering all 6 ARE 5.0 exams, including questions at each chapter, with interviews on-site and in the office.


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Practice Management
Project Management
Programming and Analysis
Project Planning and Design
Project Development and Documentation
Construction and Evaluation
5-Exam Plan AIA ARE Prep Powered by Black Spectacles

80+ hours of video tutorials covering both options to complete the ARE in just 5 exams with the 5-Exam-Plan. Online practice exams are available now for the ARE 4.0 and 5.0 exams as a part of Premium access.


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ARE 4.0:
Construction Documents and Services
Programming Planning and Practice
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Site Planning and Design
Programming and Analysis
ARE 5.0:
Project Planning and Design
Project Development and Documentation

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