ARE Prep Featuring AIA ARE Prep Powered by Black Spectacles

ARE® 4.0 and 5.0 Exam 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 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 a similar number and mix of questions that you'll find on the real exam, and since our questions are developed using a process modeled after NCARB's process, this is as close as you can get to taking the real exam.


Study over 1,100 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. ARE 5 available now, ARE 4 coming January 2018!

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