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Since 2005, BSA ARE Success Teams have brought together unlicensed designers to study and complete the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) within a year.

Success Teams offer the opportunity to learn from and share with your peers and future colleagues. Formed at one of our quarterly kickoffs, teams are largely self-structured. Teams coordinate meeting times and locations and study together, sharing their experience, resources and tips, keeping everyone on track and asking questions. Each member pledges to meet with and support their team members through the completion of their exam series. A library of Kaplan study materials is available at the BSA offices for team members to borrow.

2014 kickoff meetings:

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00 pm (register)
*Cancelled* Wednesday April 16, 6:00 pm (register)
Wednesday, July 16, 6:00 pm (register)
Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 pm (register)

All meetings take place at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston.

Many Success Teams “alums” tell us their group was invaluable to their licensure process, and even remain close for years after. We hope you’ll find a similar experience. To learn more about the ARE Success Teams program, contact or 617-391-4021.

Fee: $60 (free for members) plus $90 refundable lending library deposit

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ARE Building Systems Exam Preparation 2014

View the 2014 ARE Building Systems Exam Preparation Schedule

ARE Structural Systems Review Course
Simpson Gumpertz and Heger (SGH) is pleased to offer a review course for the Structural Systems division of the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE). The course is provided by Matthew C. Carlton, AIA, the Mentor of the BSA’s A.R.E Success Teams Network and a staff member at SGH. Structural engineers from SGH will lead comprehensive review sessions that will help prepare ARE candidates for the Structural Systems division of the exam. Class sessions will be held one evening per week for 8 consecutive weeks at SGH’s corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA. Class sessions will include lectures on topics relevant to the exam, guided problem solving, demonstrations, and the opportunity for individualized help.

The course kicks off March 13, 2014. Find the course description syllabus, and registration form on the top left side of this page.