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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 2022 schedule is posted below and can be downloaded here; note that all 2022 seminars are being held virtually. Check this site; updates will be posted as soon as they become available.

Continuing education credits are offered for all sessions. Advance registration is required and all sessions will be held virtually until further notice. Information on seminar access will be sent the day prior to each seminar.

FREE Intro Session
January 19, 2022 - ARE Roundtable,
Available to view through 4/30/2022


Series* (Schedule is subject to change)
February 19 - Project Management (6 LU | HSW), 10:00a-4:00p
March 19 - Practice Management (6 LU | HSW), 10:00a-4:00p
April 16 - Programming + Analysis (5 LU | HSW), 10:00a-3:00p
May 14 - Project Planning and Design (6 LU | HSW), 10:00-4:00p
June 11 - Project Development + Documentation (6 LU | HSW), 10:00a-4:00p
July 16 - Construction and Evaluation (5 LU), 10:00a-3:00p

*Participants can register for individual sessions or the entire series.


The registration fee for the entire 6-session series is $250 for members; $400 for non-members. The registration fee for an individual session is $50 for AIA members; $75 for non-members. Fees includes study materials. Those who register for the entire series are permitted one session cancellation with $50 refund for AIA members; $75 for non-AIA members.

Cancellation requests must be received by email (via no later than 5:00p on the Tuesday directly prior to the seminar. Class materials from any refunded session will not be provided. Additional missed sessions will not be refunded, but will entitle attendees to receive any pre-/post-session class materials which the instructors may decide to make available.

Individual Seminar sessions: For single sessions, advance registration is required by 5:00p on the Tuesday directly prior to the seminar. No refunds are available after this time. Class materials from any refunded session will not be provided.