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 really like your videos, they are not just good for the exam, but also useful for practice and getting the basic concepts correct. Thank you so much.

Joice Kuo

Hi Michael! Just wanted to share the good news that I passed my Building Systems test on my first try. I studied mainly from your videos after reading the relevant chapters in the ARE Review Manual. Took me about 14 days to study. Of those 14 days, I spent the last 8 just on your videos. Your videos were extremely helpful and helped me fully understand the concepts. I only have 1 more test to go! Thank you so much!!

Alexandra Wirshing

Hi! So I just want to send you an email telling you I PASSED my Building Systems exam! This is such a relief. Your videos were so helpful, I can’t tell you how many times things just clicked and I realized that’s how that works or what is supposed to happen. This is so worth the money and I will tell anyone and everyone to purchase this series, because seriously, in 5 days I understood things I was struggling to last year when I read the ****** book. On to BDCS….you don’t teach series on that do you???? Thank you, Thank you!!


Michael – I passed! I loved the videos, and your graphics are off the chain!  THANK YOU! Teachers like you, make the world go round.  Have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend.

Lauren Boulier

Just wanted to let you know building systems was a pass! The videos were very helpful and helped my understand many basics concepts needed. Thanks Again.

Christopher Yeley

Amber Team, I just received my score report back w/ a PASS.  Your videos were essential to my studying.  Thank you very much.  Have a nice Memorial Day weekend!

Chris Carson

Hi Michael, I want to let you know that I passed!! So excited! Just have one more exam which is the SD and then I’m done! You were right when you said that your videos and a little bit of MEEB was enough to pass the exam. That’s all I did, plus the Archiflash cards… that’s all. Thank you so much for such a great teaching method. It worked.

Luciane Maia

Hi Professor Ermann, I hope you’ll forgive me not reaching out sooner. Just wanted to let you know that I took your seminar last fall at the Center for Architecture in NYC.  I then took the exam friday of that same week. Just as you predicted, I passed, so feel free to add me to your statistics of those who passed by taking the exam promptly or right after the seminar. Sincerest thanks.

Erika Schmitt

Just wanted to give some feedback after receiving a PASS on the exam.  I took the course over a 10 day period, studying for a total of 28-30 hours.  On the 10th day, I took the exam. Thank you for an informative study course. Your vignette tips (strategies for laying out, etc) was especially helpful for completing the vignette in a timely manner. Four more exams to go.

Sarah Bullock McIntyre

Dear Professor Ermann, I would like to thank you again for producing such a “to the point” study series. I believe it to be the reason why I passed my last exam, Building Systems. Reading and trying to understand the concepts was taking me a lot of time and was frustrating. Your series explained things clearly and did not waste time on minor details that would be irrelevant for the exam. I will be recommending your series to all of my colleagues who will be taking this exam.

Alan Guidera

Dear Michael, I just wanted to inform you and the Amber team that I passed! I am sincerely grateful for your online seminars as I feel they were absolutely critical to my success. I had been previously overwhelmed with the amount of studying/reading required for this exam (after receiving MEEB in the mail!) But your online seminar really broke things down clearly and efficiently. This was my last exam and looking back at the whole experience, your online course was by far THE best study material in terms of scope and depth. I wish I had something similar for all those previous exams! Thank you again!

Harvey Miller

THANKS!!!!! Your material was a huge reason I just passed! I followed your directions and took the test soon after completing your videos and the results were positive. thanks again! What a relief to be over the BS section!!!! More exclamation points!!!!!!

Bryan West-Whitman

I would recommend this seminar to any ARE candidate.  After reviewing the materials and taking the practice exam I felt very confident.  As architects we are visual people.  This seminar broke down the information and delivered it in a clear and concise manner.  This was my fifth exam pass and prior to this I had never left the testing center feeling so confident. I appreciate how quickly the materials were delivered.   I only had one week to study, I passed.

Jina Zavala

Hi there, I’m happy to report that with your help I passed my Building Systems exam! This was my last exam; I spent three weeks watching your videos.  The videos were super helpful in solidifying concepts for me.  Thank you for offering this seminar series. P.S. – every time my mind starting wandering during the exam I played your theme music in my head and that got me back on track.

Steven Vujeva

Thank you, the videos were excellent! I passed on my first try and am now finished with the ARE! Thank you!

Douglas Crawford

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