ARE® 5.0 Exam Review Course

Information about our ARE 5.0 exam review courses

We offer review courses that cover the six divisions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) 5.0. These divisions are practice management, project management, programming and analysis, project planning and design, project development and documentation, and construction and evaluation. Each division will be covered in 24 hours.



  • Practice Management - Our review course covers the following content areas: business operations, finances, risk, and development of practice, practice-wide delivery of services, and practice methodologies.
  • Project Management - Our review course covers the following content areas: resource management, project work planning, contracts, project execution, and project quality control.
  • Programming and Analysis - Our review course covers the following content areas: environmental and contextual conditions, codes and regulations, site analysis and programming, and building analysis and programming.
  • Project Planning and Design - Our review course covers the following content areas: environmental conditions and context, codes and regulations, building systems, materials, and assemblies, project integration of program and systems, and project costs and budgeting.
  • Project Development and Documentation - Our review course covers the following content areas: integration of building materials and systems, construction documentation, project manual and specifications, codes and regulations, and construction cost estimates.
  • Construction and Evaluation - Our review course covers the following content areas: preconstruction activities, construction observation, administrative procedures and protocols, and project closeout and evaluation.

Our 24-hour review courses consist of refresher sessions and workshop sessions:

  • Refresher Sessions - These prepare students by reviewing topics that are critical for the ARE 5.0 exam. This section will allow students to experience some theory and high-probability problems. Approximately 60% of the total class time is spent on refresher sessions.
  • Workshop Sessions - These allow our students to practice and solve several problems that are standalone and require numerical solutions. Approximately 40% of the total class time is spent on workshop sessions. The workshops consist exclusively of solving problems, which is critical for the ARE.
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