Online A.R.E. Building Systems and BDCS Prep Seminars

Free Sample Videos

Watch a free excerpt of each of the following topics through the links below. Links will open in a new window or tab.

BDCS

Wood
Concrete
Steel 1
Steel 2
Roofs
Stone

Building Systems

Thermal
Heating and Air Conditioning
Plumbing
Electricity
Lighting
Acoustics

Purchasing Information

For most people, these courses are intended to replace studying (rather than initiate it), even if you study no other content.

Tuition is $395 for ARE 4.0 Building Systems (which includes a book), $375 for ARE 4.0 BDCS (which doesn’t include a book), $195 for site planning and design (which doesn’t include vignette preparation), and $390 per month for two months (and you get four month’s unlimited access for one person–an extra two months free) for the ARE 5.0 three-exam bundle. That bundle includes the content for the ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis, Project Planning & Design, and Project Development & Documentation divisions.

To enroll, email online@amber-book.com. Let us know which prep course you want, your mailing address, and the date you want to start.

0% of this course is simply tripod video of me giving a class. I’ve hired animators, a movie maker, an audio recording studio, and a video recording studio to make this the kind of thing I’d want to watch for that many hours. I take production quality seriously.

You will not be able to share or copy this video. The license is only for one user on one computer. We customize each video with a watermark of your name (one frame only, in several different locations in the video, so too fast and too small to find it.) If you share the video, you’ll be charged for each person you share it with. If you receive a bootlegged copy, let us know. We’ll give you half of the net legal damages we recover.

Know that there is a $100 discount per video for all orders of two or more so if you have a friend or friends who are interested, you EACH receive $100 off, and you don’t need to start your three week video access window simultaneously. You and your friend will also be billed separately so you won’t have to gather the money for everyone.

There is no discount for signing up for multiple videos.

To purchase any of the online courses, send an email to  online@amber-book.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my partner and I want to pay separately and start at different times?
No problem. Just send the addresses of everyone interested to online@amber-book.com and we’ll work out the details and contact each of you separately.

You say that people can pass these exams with these videos, even if they don’t study other material. Can this be?
Yes. . . . and no. Bear with me, here. I believe that this video series gets you the highest likelihood of passing in the least amount of time. With the ARE 4.0 for instance, if you have a 90% chance of passing each of the seven exams, that means you have less than a 50% chance of passing all seven exams on the first try. So the goal for most of you isn’t to pass this exam, but rather to get licensed as quickly as possible.

Do you really think I should schedule the exam for right after I’m finished with the video?
Yes! This suggestion isn’t based on a deep-held conviction, but rather sprouted organically from the emails I’ve received from folks who took the test right away and from emails of those who waited.

What is the discount if there are three of us signing up together?
$100 off each one.

What is the discount if I take multiple seminars?
There is no discount for that.

What is the discount if I take the BS seminar and my friend takes the BDCS seminar?
There is no discount for that. The $100 discount is for two or more different people taking the same course.

How old is the video?
I’m always adding content. I won’t let this series of videos become outdated.

Do you have videos for all of ARE 5.0?
Yes, in the fall. Stay tuned.

 

 

Good luck to everyone.

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