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ARE 5.0: Study Method (with Kids)

ARE 5.0: Study Method (with Kids)

Due to decisions that made a lot of sense at the time they were made, I postponed taking the AREs until I was in my mid-30s with two young children.  It was is a time in my life where I had less time and money…

Passed the AREs

Passed the AREs

This post is, well, very late. I have been busy with work and my focus was on recovery! In November I passed the last of my ARE exams. Yay! I’m since become licensed in Texas and received my NCARB certificate. I managed to finish all…

ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation (PDD) Study Notes

ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation (PDD) Study Notes

Overview of what may appear on the PDD exam based on reviewing NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Handbook and ARE related discussion boards.

ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis (PA) Study Notes

ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis (PA) Study Notes

2 down 4 to go. (Update: I passed the first try. 3 down, 3 to go!) PA is this weekend and writing down my notes in my own words helps me study. I’d also like to help others study so hopefully you will also find…

ARE 5.0 PcM Practice Management – Favorite Resources

ARE 5.0 PcM Practice Management – Favorite Resources

After years of setbacks and some (ok, a lot of) procrastination, I scheduled the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) 5.0 Practice Management (PcM) exam for early November. As the test date came near, I increased my efforts to balance work, study, and home life. I took…

ARE 5.0 | Study Materials

ARE 5.0 | Study Materials

I’m beginning the process of studying for the Architecture Registration Exams (ARE) version 5.0.  My plan is to read through content on all divisions and then take the Practice Management Exam.  Below is a list of resources that I am finding helpful when studying for…