AIA Northern Virginia
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. A tentative 2019 schedule is posted below. Registration will be available in December. Download program information to learn more, and to share and post around your office.

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. This year we are pleased to welcome designers from the Hapmton Roads Chapter as well, where young designers can attend remotely from Hanbury in Norfolk.

January 16, 2019 - ARE Roundtable, 6:30-8:30p [Registration]
  this event is free
January 26 - Practice Management, 10:00a-3:00p
February 23 - Project Management, 10:00a-4:00p
March 30 - Programming + Analysis, 10:00a-3:00p
  postponed from March 23
April 20 - Project Planning and Design, 10:00-4:00p
May 11 - Project Development + Documentation, 10:00a-4:00p
June 22 - Construction and Evaluation, 10:00a-3:00p

The schedule is subject to change.


The Saturday review sessions are being held locally at AECOM, 3101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA from 10:00a to 3:00p U.O.N. and cost $50 for AIA members and $75 for non-members per seminar. Cost includes lunch and study materials. Click here for additional information and registration for the ARE Prep Series. Advance registration and payment is required no later than noon the Wednesday prior to all ARE Prep seminars. We apologize that due to the security requirements of our hosts or their buildings, absolutely no late or walk-up registrations can be accomodated.

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 exams are available to be checked out free of charge by Chapter members only.
Additional study materials are always being added to the library.

Special thanks to our 2019 hosts: