ARE 5.0 Prep Coaching Program

Get the structure and support you need to pass the ARE.

How does the Group Coaching program work?

Get the structure and support you need to pass the ARE.

Feeling lost on the path to licensure? Feel like you’re ready to give up on the ARE? The Black Spectacles Group Coaching Program aims to give you structure & support from a recently licensed coach while placing you in a group of hand-picked individuals who are just as dedicated as you are to completing this goal.

About the Coaching Program

You'll find yourself immersed in a dedicated, coach-led study group with other serious exam candidates who have committed to studying and taking each exam at the same time & pace as you. In each group you'll get:


Get answers to any questions you have from your supportive coach and dedicated groupmates.

Know the best way to study for your style with access to the best testing, learning, and study strategies


Walk into the testing room for all 6 exams in the next 6 months knowing you have a good chance at passing by sticking to your group’s personalized study, meeting, and exam schedule.


Required to send questions & attend every meeting

You and your group commit to taking one exam every month

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Who can join?

  • Candidates who are eligible with NCARB to take the ARE
  • Candidates who have not yet taken any exams in ARE 5.0

How much does it cost?

  • $329 per month for 6 months - includes the required access to our ARE 5.0 Pro Subscription ($179/month value)
  • Save 15% by paying for the full program upfront

How long is the program?

  • 24-week pace: you take one exam every 4 weeks, with 2 group meetings per month

How do I join?

  1. Fill out the application via the link below
  2. If accepted, you will be sent an email to pay your deposit
  3. Pay the $50 deposit to reserve your seat
  4. Once you've been paired up, we'll send an introduction so you can meet your coach and group
  5. Your coach will take it from there! They will send you the group's syllabus & schedule and get everything started

September Applications Closed

July 6, 2018

Applications closed

September 28, 2018

Applications closed

November 16, 2018

Applications open October 22

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Jeremy Kleman
Passed 6 Exams in 6 Months
James Spiller
Black Spectacles ARE Prep Coach
Dominique Moore
24-Week Pace

"Once I joined this program, I was able to pass the exam and it has for sure raised my confidence."

Jane Homma
48-Week Pace

"I know that I would not have been able to complete all six ARE 5.0 exams in 6 months without the Black Spectacles Coaching Program."

Jeremy Kleman
24-Week Pace
Desiree Hollar
24-Week Pace
Joshua Smith
Black Spectacles ARE Prep Coach
Kenny Nelson
48-Week Pace