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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 2020 schedule is posted below; note that all remaining 2020 seminars are postponed through June. Check this site; updates will be posted as soon as they become availalbe.

Once again, AIA Northern Virginia is happy to be able to extend the series remotely to members of AIA Blue Ridge and AIA Hampton Roads through the generosity of partners AECOM (Arlington + Roanoke) and VIA Design Architects in Norfolk.

January 15, 2020 - ARE Roundtable, 6:30-8:30p [Registration]
  this event is free
January 25 - Project Management, 10:00a-4:00p
February 29 - Practice Management, 10:00a-4:00p
  rescheduled from February 22
March 21 - Programming + Analysis, 10:00a-3:00p
April 18 - Project Planning and Design, 10:00-4:00p
May 16 - Project Development + Documentation, 10:00a-4:00p
June 13 - 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 4:00p U.O.N. and cost $75 for AIA members and $100 for non-members per seminar. Cost includes lunch and study materials. Those who choose either series package 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.

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.