Getting Started With ARE 5.0 – New Video Program

Are you having trouble getting started or making progress on the Architect Exam?!?? Is the self-guided nature of the ARE not working for you?

Join our virtual study group. The ARE Boot Camp offers a syllabus, a schedule with deadlines, people to study with, and accountability. To help you study for the Architect Exam, the program is organized similarly to a design studio.

We recently started accepting applications for sessions that are beginning in January and February 2018 for both ARE 4.0 and 5.0.  It's time to get started with making progress on the Architect Registration Exam. 


I’m Michael Riscica AIA. I’ve been running the ARE Boot Camp for a little over 2 years. At this point, I have helped over 250 people get started on the Architect exam. And through my coaching, they have made massive progress.

The ARE Boot Camp has been more successful than I ever dreamed it would be. I NEVER thought that helping people face-to-face with the Architect Exam would be something I would ever become so passionate about.

But it is, and (I’ll pat myself on the back and say that) I’ve gotten pretty damn good at it.

The ARE Boot Camp has significantly changed since it began over 2 years ago, and it will continue to do so. We are constantly trying out new things, keeping what works, and getting rid of what doesn’t. Then we’ll learn more about the exam, and how to study for it.

At this point, I can confidently say that I have really pinpointed the method and process for guiding people through the confusion, so that they can get started studying for the Architect Registration Exam.

Getting Started with ARE 5.0: Video Program

Since I began the ARE Bootcamp, I have been approached by many people who are interested in the program. But unfortunately, they cannot all attend the meetings, or make the face-to-face nature of the program work for them.

For the past few months, I have taken my method and approach to the Architect Registration Exam 5.0, and distilled it down to an online video program. That way, someone could go through without all the face-to-face coaching and online meetings.

As a result, I have created the Getting Started with ARE 5.0 Video Program. It is a similar to the ARE Boot Camp, except the entire program is delivered through videos.

The program includes:

  • A weekly syllabus
  • Time tracking
  • Many study tips and tools
  • Videos clarifying different concepts in the study materials.
  • Access to a private FB Group.
  • A significant amount of guidance and information.

To learn more about this one-of-a-kind program, visit


Michael Riscica

About the author

Michael Riscica

Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect who lives in beautiful Portland, Oregon, with his Labrador Retriever. He is passionate about helping Young Architects change the world. In his free time, Michael likes to take very long bicycle rides across America. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linked In.

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