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ARE Prep
Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). The award-winning seminars offer the opportunity to learn from a professional in each discipline and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. All sessions offer AIA Continuing Education credits. The 2017 course series has concluded.

Once again, partnered with AECOM, AIA Northern Virginia extended the series to young members of AIA Blue Ridge, who attended the AECOM Roanoke offices to participate in a remote simulcast.

January 11, 2017 - ARE Roundtable [Registration]
  this seminar is free
January 21 - 4.0 Vignettes (SD, PPP, SPD, CD, BDCS), 10:00a-4:00p from Arlington
January 28 - Construction Documents: Documents
February 4 - Construction Documents: Legal, 10:00a-3:00p
February 11 - Programming, Planning + Practice
February 25 - Site Planning + Design
March 11 - Building Design + Construction Systems, 10:00a-4:00p
March 18 - Practice Management (ARE 5.0 Material)
April 19 - Life After Exams: Licensing + Professional Development, 6:30-8:30p
  this seminar is free
April 22 - 4.0 Vignettes (SD, PPP, SPD, CD, BDCS), 10:00a-4:00p from Roanoke
  CANCELLED

2018 classes will be announced around in February 2018. Please check back at this site for updates.


ARE study materials by Brightwood Educational Resources


Brightwood offers a 25% discount to AIA Northern Virginia members. Information and a discount code are available here.

ARE study materials for both the 4.0 and 5.0 exams are available to be checked out free of charge by chapter members.

For 4.0: Additional 5.0 study material will be added over the next few months.