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
Hard copy (No video)

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 can’t thank you enough for putting together a great program to prepare for the A.R.E.  The presentation style and your teaching style made it really easy to learn what you were teaching.  Without your program, I don’t think I would have passed.  You provided me with clear understanding of concept and theory that made discerning the test questions easy.  I can’t say enough great things about you and what you have provided the community.  Thanks so much!

Joseph Enciso

Thank you for putting together a clear and concise presentation of such varied and complicated (but not complex) material.   Your videos were genuinely entertaining and enlightening.


I will be forever grateful for your online videos. Those videos helped me really understand the concepts instead of just trying to memorize material. Again, thank you a million times over for your help!!

Lily Gonzalez

I receive my test results this morning and I PASSED!  I would like to say that I really enjoyed studying with the videos.  Michael, you did an amazing job explaining the information, the graphics were amazing and I truly learned more for this test than any other.  I really appreciate you all making this information available.


Michael Miller

I’d like to thank you for your well made course. I PASSED!!! You are right, hours with your course is better than weeks of reading. I will always recommend your course for this exam.

Moises Acosta

Thank you for creating the BS Videos, they were extremely helpful in helping me study for the exam. I found out on Friday I passed! All I studied was your videos and walked in the next day like you recommended and took the exam. Thanks Again!


Michael Gajevsky

I passed BDCS!! Thank you so much for creating this video; I truly feel like it was essential to helping me pass. Thanks for all that you do!


Gina De Leon

I passed BS, which was my last exam.  Thank you so much for the wonderful study videos.  The videos made studying for this exam super easy.

Alex Wilk

I completed all of the videos in the B.S. seminar last night and took the exam this morning. I wanted to say that the videos made the material come alive. I don’t know how long it would have taken me to comprehend all of this material without the videos. I am so glad I was able to get through all of them, especially the last two recap videos at the eleventh hour. That information was invaluable. Now when I crack open my other books, I understand what they are generally discussing, whereas I looked at them before in complete confusion… Thank you for making these videos! It was worth every penny.

Sharon Clay

I just wanted to thank you for 1) getting me these videos with such short notice and 2) for putting together such a comprehensive seminar. I watched the videos in one day, practiced the vignettes the following day then tested and passed!!! This seminar saved me weeks of study time. Thanks again. I’ll definitely recommend this to all my friends currently testing.

Jackie Rye

I want to extend my gratitude to you and your team. After 3 weeks of using your ARE Building Systems online seminar, I took the exam and on my first attempt I just received a passing grade. I am really glad that I made the decision to take your course, you’re a very talented teacher and have a keen eye for details. Also I must tell you my confidence level before I took your seminar was very low, but I followed your advice and it worked. Once again, thank you.

Andre’ Clarke

I took your seminar a couple weeks ago, and I found out today I passed the Building Systems exam.  I greatly appreciate your effort, enthusiasm, and knowledge on the topics you covered. The seminar helped by breaking down the information, and you covered topics that I don’t deal with on a daily basis at work or even learned in school.


Gillian Faircloth

The building systems videos you assembled was the fastest and easiest way to learn a broad variety of material in a short amount of time.  It gave me a great backbone to build on before taking the exam.  With a bit of supplementary review of other items you suggested, I successfully took and passed the building systems exam on my first try this week. I can’t thank you enough for your help.

Paul Gehrke

I ended up taking the BDCS exam and passed it about three weeks ago and, crazy as it may sound, I feel very sad for passing because I am not going to get the chance to experience another one of your amazing seminars. I think I enjoyed watching your videos as much as an amazing Netflix Series. One thing that I will do however, is become your advocate and strongly encourage all the people that are going to take the BDCS and Systems exam to take your seminars because as I once said before, they completely changed the way I perceive many subjects in the realm of architecture, they made me a better designer, will make me a better architect, and also taught me how to study for all the exams in general. I believe your methods are just simply phenomenal. I am forever grateful for your contribution to my architectural education.

Matteo R.

I just wanted to thank you guys for all your hard work with the video and that I received my pass email this morning. This was the first time taking the building systems exam and I felt so confident about the material prior to my test date. Although the questions from the exam were worded to confuse you, I felt that the basic concepts in your video helped me to make an educated decision based on all the factors. I did no prior studying for this exam and just watched all of the videos 4 times over within the 3 week span.

Chunwai Wong

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