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 PASSED!!! I passed it on the first try!!! Thanks to Michael’s’ awesome videos and his teaching method. It helped me tremendously, not only on the exam but also in the real professional practice.

Som Iempinyo






Thank you again for making the seminar available to candidates, the videos were very instrumental to my success. The course was fantastic in the way that it turned dry information into an effective learning experience. The examples were great because it related photographs and demonstrations to building systems and concepts which made it easier to remember the information.

Danny Thai






Found out yesterday I passed Building Systems and am now done with the ARE! Your videos were informative, easy to follow, and much more enjoyable than studying from a book. Thanks again.

Devin Bushey






I passed. I felt I was well prepared for the test. I was very pleased with the videos; they were very good and I don’t know if I could have studied the information in that short of time without them.  They were a pleasure to watch, which is no small accomplishment with some of the subject matter. Thanks again for the great class and I look forward to seeing more good research.

Cody Farris






The test went great, exam probably felt easier than all of the other exams. Your videos were top notch! Thanks for putting so much effort into communicating the ideas in a clear, concise manner and your great production value. I’m now done, 7/7 with no fails!

B.R.






Hi Michael,

I passed! Yay! Taking the seminar was really instrumental in me passing. I did not gain the necessary understanding or confidence from simply reading the text. I have and will continue to recommend your seminar to anyone that brings up that fact that they are testing, as it was recommend to me by at least 3 coworkers and I am very happy that I took their advice.  

Sabrina Nunes






Just found out I passed!  Thanks so much!  You covered an impressive amount of material in the 3 days, it definitely made a tremendous difference.

Kathleen Vogelsang






Hi Amber, I took and passed the exam. Thank you a lot for your material. Very informative and worthy tutorial!!!

Hao Wu






Just wanted to say a quick thank you! Found out yesterday I passed Building Systems and am now done with the ARE! Your videos were informative, easy to follow, and much more enjoyable than studying from a book. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Devin Bushey






Hey Michael -I passed today!  I definitely got a lot of questions that I wouldn’t have had I not taken your class. Thanks again for the great course. 

Drew Stuart






I just passed Building Systems and thanks to the Amber Book lectures I felt extremely prepared during the test! I only had three weeks to study (two weekends) and the Amber lectures made all the difference.  I watched the lectures slowly through once then re-watched them the weekend before.  Other than that I did some practice exams but it was the Amber lectures that made all the difference.  I would recommend the lectures to anyone taking Building Systems. Thanks again for the great class!

Mia Zinni






Just wanted to let you know I took the BS on Friday and passed. Much thanks to you!

Catherine Mahoney-Myron






I got the news that I passed my building systems exam today! I have you and your videos to blame. I was more than prepared for the test and the knowledge I had made the test seem like nothing to worry about. Thanks for making these videos and helping so many people pass the ARE exam. I’ve got two more to go and with I could do them all with your helpful videos. Thanks again!

Matthew Nicholson






I received my passing grade this morning!  This was the final ARE exam I needed to pass.  I found the videos (especially the diagrams) to be very useful and easy to understand.  I will be sure to pass along my recommendation to peers about your service.

Chris Nienhueser






If you are looking to pass BS within 3 weeks, I highly recommend the Amber Book video series.  The production quality of Michael Ermann’s video series is fantastic.  Not to mention, it was super easy-to-follow, memorable, and well-paced. He often uses relatable analogies to simplify the content and his lecture style feels more like a highly informative dialogue.  It’s the best ARE study replacement out there. Also, if you decide to buy the vignette grading option, you will likely be glad you did. Expect a fast turn-around time (within 5 weekdays or less – in my case, next day). I would even consider the Amber series to be relevant subject matter for practicing professionals who are looking to fine-tune their craft. 

Amy Melin






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