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 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






I just wanted to say thank you. I took the BS test for the first time, and was able to pass on the first try! I was able to study other material for a few weeks, and then watched the videos the week before the exam. I felt more confident than I had about all the other exams coming out. It was certainly a refreshing way to study as opposed to just reading everything from MEEB and other sources. One more to go! Thanks again! The course was worth every penny!

Jeff Porter






Michael, I passed the building systems exam! Your online seminar not only helped my confidence for the test a tremendous amount, but it was also one of the most fascinating classes I have ever taken part in. I will not forget it.

Gentry Kowall






I wanted to let you know that I passed the Building Systems 4.0 exam and am very thankful for your help in doing so!  Your videos made the subject matter and theoretical concepts so much more understandable. This was the last of the ARE exams for me and I can officially file my paperwork for my initial license.  I’m really excited to be finished, can’t wait to celebrate, and finally get going on the next stage of my architecture and construction management career.  Be on the lookout for more customers from Hawaii in the weeks and months ahead because I’m already spreading the word. Wishing you all the best and continued success! And again, thank you for the education.  I appreciate it. 

Joe Lynch






Hello Michael, I never got a chance to take your courses at Virginia Tech, but I remember you well. I just passed BS after taking your video course and I wanted to let you know how helpful it was. The videos are interesting and fun to watch, but most importantly: they cut down on my study time dramatically! I was able to take and pass this exam in about a quarter of the time it’s taken me on the other four exams I’ve taken in the past. The interludes where you hold and show actual products were especially helpful. Thank you for putting the time and attention into this. It shows.

Kashuo Bennett






Passed my Building Systems exam and am officially done with the AREs. Couldn’t have done it without your course.

Valerie Lanterman






Hello, I wanted to thank you for for your help on passing my last test. I am finally done with the ARE and found your course to be very helpful to get me to pass Building Systems. I have told other ARE candidates/friends about it too. Even my fiancé (a microbiologist) watched the HVAC section with me, finding it quite interesting 🙂

Migena Dilolli






Hello Amber Team, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me get to your videos so quickly. This morning I received my passing exam results for my last test, Building Systems. The videos that you created are fantastic. I really appreciated the content and format in which the info was conveyed. You have helped me reach my goal. Thank you!

Daryl Krumsieg






I remain tremendously grateful and extremely impressed with your presentation(s). You are seriously a Godsend.

Carl Sepura






I wanted to share the good news, I PASSED the exam (and it was the final one).  I want to say thank you so much for creating the videos, I would have had a hard time trying to learn all of the information on my own. Thank you, thank you! 

Kristi Emery






I got my results for the Building Systems exam this morning and I passed. Thank you. Your course is effective and this was money well spent. I have been telling my peers to purchase your video. Once again, thank you.

Bernard Chung






Professor Ermann, Just found out today that I passed the BS exam! Your seminar helped me destroy the vignette and understand it far more than what I have been seeing people ask online. It was actually a HUGE confidence boost going into the exam. Thanks again! I have recommended your class to a few people on the ARE forum, and will post something over at ARE Coach as well. Thanks again for the great class!

Michael Frew






Michael, Just wanted to write and let you know that I PASSED the BS Exam! Your class was indispensable. Your strategy for the vignette was spot on, and made things go a lot faster in the exam.

Dave Robertson






Hi Michael, I wanted to let you know that I did pass the exam. Thank you so much!!

Juan Marmolejo






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