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FREE ARE Case Studies Webinar!

Architect Exam Prep Presents a Free Webinar:

Everything you need to know about the Case Studies in the ARE

The most intimidating aspect of the Architect Registration Exams (ARE), are often the Case Studies. These questions ask you to interpret your answers based on a set of drawings and documents. Candidates feel it is the area in which they are least prepared and their top source of anxiety in taking the tests.

In this free webinar, we’ll explore the Case Studies and how they work. We’ll give you practical tips for reducing your anxiety and improving your score.

Whether you’ve taken a few exams and failed, or just heard stories from friends, the six divisions of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) are tough. In order to pass, you need to do more than just study some books. You need to change your mindset and rethink how you approach these questions.

If you are currently taking the ARE divisions, or planning on taking or retaking them, this webinar is for you. Also, previous registrants from our other free webinars are welcome.

In this webinar, chat directly with the founders of Architect Exam Prep, David and Eric, who will share the secrets learned from coaching thousands of young architects studying for their exams.
* Discover valuable time-saving techniques to speed your time through the Case Studies
* Uncover ways to feel confident and prepared in responding to the Case Studies
* Understand how the Case Studies fit into the overall exam

This FREE webinar is your chance to overcome obstacles, pass the exams, get licensed, and move forward with your career as an architect.


COST: Free!

All are welcome including previous registrants

Click HERE to register!


ARE Prep – Structural Technology Courses

Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design is offering a webinar on the “Structural Technology for Intern and Practicing Architects” on May 30 and 31.


The webinar instructor is Dr. Mehdi Setareh, Professor of Architecture at Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Design. He will go over the material to prepare intern architects for the Architecture Registration Examination. In addition, it offers 20 AIA HSW/LU hours.


Click HERE to learn more!

Study while you isolate with FREE ARE Prep Resources!

We know staying in quarantine is hard, but what better time to study for the ARE!? Below are a couple of resources to help you with your prep. Best of all, they are offering FREE access for a limited time!


Free Month of ArchiPrep!

COVID-19 is changing everything, and AIA wants to help. Take some time to study for free on us. Use promo code FREEMONTH to get one month for free.

No credit card required. Offer valid April 1–30, 2020. Associate AIA members, study for free on us!

Visit AIA.org to get access!


Free Pluralsight Access Through April

Pluralsight’s #FREEApril campaign is making their resources available to everyone! Now through the end of April, you can access their expert-led video courses for free, including ARE 5.0 prep!

Check out the ARE Courses available. Visit Pluralsight.com for more resources.


NCARB Coronavirus Update

As we navigate these uncertain times, NCARB has created tools to keep up-to-date with information regarding testing and rescheduling.

Visit NCARB.org for additional links and information.

April 9: Prometric Closure and Additional Rolling Clock Extension Update

Due to ongoing concerns over safe delivery of examinations, Prometric has decided to keep all test centers in North America closed until May 1, 2020. As a result, NCARB has extended our no-cost rescheduling period for Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) appointments and is adding an additional six-month rolling clock extension to all valid passing scores.

Prometric Closure

  • Prometric is continuing to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak to determine when they will reopen test centers.
  • When Prometric does reopen centers, they will only be operating at 50 percent capacity to maintain social distancing for those who are testing.
  • If a reopened test center is booked beyond the 50 percent capacity limit, Prometric will randomly select candidates to reschedule in order to ensure a safe testing environment.


  • All rescheduling fees have been waived until further notice.
  • Please be proactive in rescheduling upcoming exam appointments if you are concerned about your local test center not reopening or if you don’t want to test in the current environment.
  • Rescheduling existing appointments and scheduling new appointments over the next several months may be difficult due to limited seat availability. Please schedule future appointments for times this summer and into early fall to avoid further disruption.

Additional Rolling Clock Adjustment

  • An additional six-month rolling clock extension will automatically be applied to all passing ARE scores that were valid as of March 1, 2020, to accommodate for the test center closures and limited seat availability over the next several months. This will add to the three-month extension already added to your valid passing scores.
  • All extensions will be granted by the end of April to ensure no exam scores will expire before testing returns to normal. You do not need to take any additional action to receive this extension.

Moving Forward

December Event – YAF Year in Review


When: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Where: The Rathskeller – 401 East Michigan St Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: It’s that time of year again! Join us for a drink (or two) at our traditional Year in Review at the Rathskeller.

Food and drinks are on us.

Thanks for joining us at YAF in 2019. We have some fun things already in store for 2020 and we hope to see you there!

September Event – Parallel Careers Panel


When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:30pm

Where: DELV Design, 212 West 10th Street #F125, Indianapolis, IN 46202

What: This year for our “Parallel Careers” discussion, we will be focusing on the world of Corporate Architects. Join us at DELV Design as we talk with our panel about what architecture-adjacent work looks like, how you create and innovate in similar fields, and how architecture helped set them up for success.

Food and drink will be provided, as always. See the diagram on Eventbrite to help you find DELV’s studio. You can even take the Red Line to join us!

April Event – College of Fellows Dinner


When: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Where: Repeal Restaurant, 630 Virginia Ave Indianapolis, IN 46203

What: Join us for one of our favorite annual events; a dinner with The Fellows! This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with Indiana’s finest members of the AIA College of Fellows. Join Young Architect’s Forum for food and drinks as we celebrate the best and brightest architects of the State. Please RSVP by April 11.

February Event – YAF Day at the Statehouse


When: Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 12:00-3:00pm

Where: Meet at the AIA Indiana office, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 955, Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: Join us for this unique opportunity to meet with your legislators and get a peek inside the workings of state government!

Help support your profession by attending an “YAF Day at the Statehouse.” This is a unique opportunity for you to learn firsthand about the key AIA state legislative and regulatory issues and become a lobbyist for a day. You will be able to directly impact the legislative process by meeting with your state legislators and discuss the issues important to architects.


12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch provided at the AIA Indiana office. Attendees will be briefed on the issues facing Hoosier AIA members.

1:00pm-1:30pm – Statehouse tour.

1:30pm-3:00pm – Lobby your legislators (state representative and state senator.)

Please RSVP by February 1 at 4pm.

December Event – YAF Year in Review


When: Tuesday December 11, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm

Where: The Rathskeller – 401 East Michigan St Indianapolis, IN 46204

What:  It’s that time of year again! Join us for a drink (or two) at our annual Year in Review at the Rathskeller. Appetizers & drinks are on us!

Looking to attend your first YAF event? This is a great opportunity to meet some new friendly faces!

Thank you for your participation in making 2018 one of YAF Indy’s best years yet. We can’t wait to share our plans for 2019 with all of you.

October Event – Transitions Panel


When: Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 5:30pm

Where: The Platform at City Market, 202 E Market St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: Join us at the Platform at City Market for our annual Transitions Roundtable where we will learn from three experienced professionals in the Indianapolis area about how they got started and what led them to the work they do today. Food and drink will be provided.

Our three panelists this year include:
Justin Ferguson, PhD, AIA, NOMA – Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning

Brian Robinson, AIA – Meticulous Design + Architecture

Lora Teagarden, AIA – RATIO