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. 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

ARE study materials by Kaplan Educational Resources

Kaplan's ARE materials, including study guides, question and answer books, practice vignettes, and flash cards, are available to be checked out free of charge from the Chapter House by Chapter members. The library also includes ArchiFlash cards and copies of Solutions: Understanding the Graphic Divisions of the Architects Exam by Norman Dorf and The Amber Book (ARE Building Systems Study Guide and Practice Exam) by Michael Ermann.