Both AIA and NCARB have endorsed Black Spectacles for ARE Exam Preparation.  With over 100 hours of content and built-in practice exam questions , this is a really great way to organize your studying.  You can subscribe for one month, six months, or 12 months and AIA members receive a 15% discount.  Not a member? You can sign up here.  Associate membership in AIA|DC is extremely affordable and will benefit you with many more opportunities than ARE Prep. 

Additional Resources:  The ARE Guide Library is always available.  Renting a set costs $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers for one-month use. Call us to reserve a set at 202-347-9403.

The Chapter’s Emerging Architect’s Committee has been hosting quarterly ARE Trivia Nights, a fun way to test your knowledge. Check out our calendar and the committee’s website for the next one.

Questions? Contact Mary Fitch at or 202-347-9403.