Preparing for the ARE

One of the primary requirements for becoming a licensed architect is passing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). The exam covers six practice areas: practice management, project management, programming and analysis, project planning and design, project development and documentation, and construction evaluation, preparing you for professional practice in the US.

AIA offers a variety of resources to assist you in passing the exam and getting that architect stamp you’ve been working for. Reach out to your local AIA chapter to find study groups, prep sessions, and study materials. Working alongside other AIA members can ease the sometimes daunting task of preparing for the exam.

And remember to take advantage of your 10 percent member discount at the AIA Store when you purchase study materials.

AIA Contract Documents study resources

Understanding the AIA Contract Documents is a critical part of ARE. The AIA provides sample documents for ARE candidates to use while studying for the exams. Check out the links below to learn more about the AIA Contract Documents in the ARE and other documents that are available to you and your firm.

Al0l-2017: Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor-Stipulated Sum

A133-2009: Owner-Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement

A195-2008: Owner-Contractor Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery

A201-2017: General Conditions of the Contract for Construction

A295-2008: General Conditions of the Contract for Integrated Project Delivery

A70l-1997: Instructions to Bidders

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