American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Architect Registration Examination (ARE)

2016 ARE Pact

AIA San Francisco's ARE Pact program offers the perfect incentive to get licensed: take all exams required for licensing by NCARB within 12 months and you will receive a full refund of your $1,000 enrollment fee. Enrollment in the program includes a peer study group assigned by AIASF, a team leader and coach assigned to your group, free admission to monthly study sessions, and much more.

Visit the 2016 ARE Pact page for more information

Register for AIA ARE Sessions at AIA San Francisco

With the completion of the Structural ARE classes on 8/22/2016, registration is now open for the 2016 ARE review sessions for Building Systems (BS).

Note that the days of each session may sometimes vary because of availability of dates provided by AIASF, but all classes will still be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm weekday evenings. The ARE preparatory sessions are designed to focus primarily on what we deem to be the most important issues that may be required to pass the ARE's. These classes are open to anyone, but they must be registered for the classes.

AIASF's ARE Pact program students who have made a commitment to take all the ARE exams within a one year period are required to register for the ARE classes they select to attend. You also do NOT need to be enrolled in the ARE Pact to register for any of the ARE classes sponsored by AIASF. A $10 fee will be charged for non-ARE Pact members and non-AIA members, however.

The ARE classes are taught pro bono by volunteer registered architects and engineers working in their profession. Dinner is included with no additional cost to students for each class on a first come first served basis. Also note that we cannot guarantee that registrants will be able to receive the class outlines if they register less than 24 hours before class so they are encouraged to register for classes ahead of time and preferably at least the week before an ARE class, whenever possible.

Once you decide which classes to register for, register on Eventbrite.

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You must be an AIA San Francisco Associate Member in good standing with dues paid, to secure these discounted rates.

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