ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

Learn more.

ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

Learn more.

Let’s Get You Licensed: Amber Book

With the Amber Book video series he’s created (see a sample here), Michael Ermann, AIA, has helped 12,000 emerging professionals study for the ARE. He was the first person in the nation to pass all six ARE 5.0 divisions, and has taught intensive three-day courses at AIA New York, AIA Miami, AIA Dallas, AIA Houston, AIA Raleigh, AIA Northern Virginia, AIA New Orleans, AIA New Mexico, AIA Alaska, and AIA Washington DC.

The small portion of the course he’s posted on YouTube has more than 6 million views and more than 30,000 subscribers. In 2019 AIA Virginia gave him its Award for Distinguished Achievement for his live’s work as an educator. It also recognized his book, Architectural Acoustics Illustrated (Wiley, 2015) with its Prize for Design Research (it was the second time he won this research award). Michael is a full tenured professor at Virginia Tech where he’s taught design studio, building systems, materials & methods of construction, and advanced architectural acoustics for 20 years (including many of you in the Richmond area). He’s pretty sure he knows more about this test and how people study for it than anyone in the world.

Register online.

ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

Learn more.

ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

Learn more.

ARE Exam Prep Series

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs through July. Session will be held virtually.

Learn more.

ARE 5.0 | Item Types and What to Expect!

Join YAF RVA for a fun filled hour covering “Item Types” that you should expect to find on the ARE! Register with your friends or call in with your quarantine buddies to learn more about what item types are, which ones can be found on your exams, and tips to uncovering the correct responses. Not only will we be covering all of the possible item types, but we will also work through example questions found in each ARE division. This is not limited to ARE​ candidates – new graduates or licensed architects are also welcome! You don’t have to be actively studying to attend, but pack your thinking cap and prepare to THINK!

​Register online.