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ARE: Practice Management
March 18

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.

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.

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

Practice Management content is new to ARE 5.0.

This course was developed to help candidates prepare to take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Practice Management is one of the six new divisions offered as part of ARE 5.0. Course content focuses on topics dealing with business operations, practice issues and delivery of services.

• Participants will consider the laws, regulations and insurance that apply to running a practice. They will review staffing needs and regulations, professional development, rules of conduct, ethics and the appropriate Standard of Care in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

• Participants will evaluate the finances, risk and development of practice within a firm, analyzing financial data, business strategies and the firm’s strategic priorities to identify actions that position the practice appropriately, considering risk, legal exposures and resolutions.

• Participants will consider delivery of services and potential ricks and/or rewards, assessing the scope of services needed, completeness of requests, public interest conflicts, fee proposals based on client requests, contract types and delivery methods.

• Participants will analyze the impact of practice methodologies relative to structure and organization of the practice, examining various ways to structure a practice to achieve the firm goals. They will evaluate design, coordination and documentation methodologies for the practice and analyze how these methodologies impact quality control and security throughout all phases of a project.

4 HSW LUs. $40 for AIA members and $60 for non-members. The cost includes lunch 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.