AIA|DC and its Emerging Architects Committee (EAC) are focused on providing mentoring and support for those studying for the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE).

The EAC hosts quarterly ARE Trivia Nights, a fun way to test your knowledge and learn from others who are also preparing for the ARE or have recently completed the exams. The EAC also discusses relevant ARE issues at each of their monthly meetings, providing an opportunity for those studying to connect with mentors and peers.

Check out our calendar and the committee’s website for upcoming ARE Trivia Nights as well as EAC monthly committee meetings.

Purchasing ARE study materials? Kaplan is offering 15% off if you purchase through the link below.

  1. Visit this link.
  2. Shop! All prices reflect your special 15% discount. No promo code is required.
  3. During the checkout process, you will be prompted to create an account.
    Please be sure to select AIA Washington on the account creation page.

NCARB offers a lot of resources for getting through the test. Just visit for more information.

Determine the requirements of the jurisdiction you are pursuing licensure in: NCARB Licensing Requirements Tool

Looking for an online community? Check out NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Community and message boards for advice from others that are currently testing!

Other online resources:
AIA National ARE Prep
NCARB Pass the ARE
NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Handbook

Looking for AXP hours? You can earn up to 320 hours for volunteer service in support of a pre-approved charitable organization–like the Washington Architectural Foundation. Your volunteer service is always needed. Please contact Rachel Simonson at for more information.