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Accessibility - ARE Supplemental Course
February 1

At AECOM, 3101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201 and via simulcast at AECOM, Wells Fargo Tower, 10 South Jefferson Street, 16th Floor, Roanoke, VA 24011.

The Young Architects Forum has scheduled the 2017 Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Prep Courses.

With the launch of ARE 5.0, some candidates plan to complete their testing under ARE 4.0 while others plan to combine ARE 4.0 with ARE 5.0 in order to only take five tests. While the format and division organization of ARE 5.0 is quite different, much of the content overlaps with 4.0. Our 2017 ARE Prep Series will provide inclusive learning and applicable resources for ARE candidates regardless of the test version they intend to complete.

The graphic vignette content specific to 4.0 is now condensed into a single-day session. Practice Management content new to 5.0 is presented in a separate course. We also added a general study session to provide an open coaching and review forum for those looking for additional personal guidance. And once again, we will offer supplemental courses to provide an overview of topics found throughout all exams.

All ARE sessions offer continuing education credit and can be taken by members as review sessions.


Developed as part of a study series for the Architect Registration Examination, this session provides an overview of current ADA Standards and how the standards are applied in the design and construction of multiple building types. Applicable building codes related to ADA Standards will be reviewed and discussed.

• Participants will examine the current ADA Standards, adopted by the US Department of Justice, and how they differ from the previous standards.

• Participants will consider how to apply the ADA Standards in multiple building types.

• Participants will examine design elements and products that comply with the Standards, including proper signage, ramps, barriers, access areas and hardware.

• Participants will consider current building codes that relate to ADA Standards and various compliance strategies.

1.5 HSW LU. $25 for AIA members and $35 for non-members. The cost includes refreshments and study materials. Advance registration is required one week prior to class. Information on our ARE Prep Series and registration for this session are available on our ARE page.