ARE Classes

ARE Review Classes

AIA Chicago offers an annual ARE® review course for interns preparing to take the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). The 2016 course covered both the current ARE 4.1 and the upcoming ARE 5.0 which started November 1, 2016. For information on both exams and the transition period, go to

Click here for a printable overview of the 2016 ARE Review Classes.

Additional questions? Contact Joan Pomaranc, program director at AIA Chicago:, (312) 376-2720

For more information on the ARE®, visit the web site of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Black spectacles

AIA has partnered with Black Spectacles to provide associates with an exclusive member-only discount on ARE Prep video tutorials. The online courses were developed in concert with staff from AIA Chicago, which helped administer, develop and distribute the programs.

Building off of AIA Chicago's decades-long program to help architects prepare to pass the Architecture Registration Exam, longtime ARE Prep teacher Mike Newman brings his wildly popular classes online.

Available as an annual or monthly subscription, AIA ARE Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles now offers benefits to all AIA Members including:

• Unlimited access to 40+ hours of ARE prep online video tutorials anytime, anywhere, from any device

• Top quality content utilizing the latest best practices in adult learning presentation style

• Flexible subscription packages - monthly or annual

• A 15 percent, AIA member discount

Learn more direct via AIA National.