ARE 4.0 Path to Licensure

ARE 4.0
(7 exams to licensure)

ARE 4.0 / 5.0 Path to Licensure

ARE 4.0 / 5.0
(5 exams to licensure)

ARE 5.0 Path to Licensure

ARE 5.0
(6 exams to licensure)

The Amber Book

The Amber Book
(Building Systems Only)

Upcoming Live Seminars

Upcoming Live Seminars

Online Seminar

Online Seminar Overview

Info and Tips

Info & Tips

Tips for the ARE 5.0 transition

Tips for the
ARE 5.0 Transition

I took your Building Systems class in January at the Center for Architecture and I wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know that I passed! Thank you again for coming to NYC to teach. I really learned a lot in the class and I feel that I have a much better understanding of Building Systems overall (not just in relation to the ARE).

Jessica Sheridan






After failing the Building Systems code section I felt I needed to boost my confidence before a second attempt. Michael’s seminar was a great review on the major topics of the exam. Two weeks after the seminar I retook the exam and this time I passed! Thanks for coming to New York City!

Carolyn M.






I passed!!!! Thanks for the great course.

Rosa Maria Colina






I took the exam yesterday, and I think it went well. Thank you for the wonderful sessions this past weekend- your explanations were extremely helpful and I felt that the class as a whole was fantastic and exactly what I needed. Again, your class was priceless for me. I wish I lived closer to VT so I could sign up for some of your classes, as I find the material extremely interesting, and the way you teach it makes me want to learn more (I am even conducting an experiment with a container of water sitting on top of our refrigerator…measuring how much water evaporates each day-I’m having a blast!)

Ismini Naos






Thanks again for the 3 day seminar. I have to compliment you on your teaching style. I’ve been working 13 hour days for the pass week and going to work after your class as well. And I didn’t fall asleep. I think that says a lot.

Andrew Williams






I did PASS!! 
This was my 4th time taking BS – What a relief – as it was my last exam. I am now licensed in New York! In my opinion, your seminar was excellent in that it focused on drilling the main concepts behind BS and not the misc. details of the very broad subject matter. I only wish I was fortunate enough to have studied BS from your perspective as a student. Many thanks again for your seminar! I left feeling empowered to do better work, and push the boundaries that so much of the Industry seems “stuck” in.

Andrea Zaff






I took the exam not too long after the seminar and passed it. The class was great – I think you had the balance just right. The diagrams you sketched were incredibly useful.

Elizabeth Emerson






We love these [air conditioning animations]!

Ashley PruettCAE, Manager of Membership and Member Contact CenterAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)






Just wanted to inform you that I passed the B.S. portion of the ARE. I could not have done it without your seminar. Thanks so much.

Selma Antoine






Damn fine job-And very helpful for my A.R.E.

Michael Johnson






Excellent. Thank you. I’ve grasped more on this subject in 20 minutes from these [air conditioning] animations than I have from hours spent trying to understand the same concepts in text books and study guides.

Sean Narcum






[Before taking the exam]: Just wanted to let you know I’m taking the Building Systems test Thursday; I feel prepared, especially with the seminar Michael taught (it would have taken me waaayyyy longer to get through study material had i needed to re-learn everything again!)    [After passing the exam]: I can attest to Michael’s class directly helping me pass the exam.

Rachel Islin






After a couple of failed attempts at passing the ARE Building Systems exam, I took Michael Ermann’s seminar and passed the exam a week later. There were several questions that I know I got correct because of the seminar. Michael was very thorough and made the material very understandable. I highly recommend Professor Ermann’s course. . .I just received results from my final section of the ARE (Structural Systems) and I passed! I’m a registered architect! Thank you again for your Building Systems seminar in NYC. You definately played a huge part in my success in completing these exams.

Ross Weinreb






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