The ARE Boot Camp Coaching Program

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Join the program that has helped thousands pass the AREs and become Licensed Architects since 2015.

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Here are some unique ways the ARE Boot Camp Coaching program
helps you pass exams:

Design Studio Approach

No more studying alone. Just like in Architecture School, you will be connected with a group of people who are studying together online.

Highly Structured

Stay engaged and on track with a weekly syllabus, meetings, coaching sessions, videos, documents, and group study sessions.

Personalized Coaching

Individual support because one size fits all doesn't work. We all learn and process information differently.

How does the ARE Boot Camp work?

Our unique program was created to help YOU become a successful licensed Architect.  

Organized into small groups of 12-14 participants, you will be provided a detailed curriculum, schedule with milestones and deadlines over the course of 10 weeks.

The ARE Boot Camp Coaching Program includes (but is not limited to);

Weekly Coaching

Attend weekly coaching meeting to discuss accomplishments, struggles, and ensure you are on track towards meeting your goals.

Mindset Mentoring

Increase your chance of passing by learning how to think about the AREs and have the best mindset for success

Exclusive Content

Access to exclusive study materials and bonus videos to enhance the impact of the ARE Boot Camp Coaching Program. 

Structure Syllabus

Receive a 10 week structured curriculum that is designed to help you understand what to study, how to study it and when to study it.

Time Tracking Tools

Gain resources to utilize time tracking tools to maximize your study habits and accountability.

Proven Strategies

Our time-tested methods helps you navigate the process of studying and even taking the exams on test day.

Meet Your Head Coach

Hi I’m Michael Riscica,

My goal is to help as many people as I can PASS their exams and succeed in their architecture careers. 

I started Young Architect as a passion project in 2014, but it has grown into something much bigger. I'm here to help you take your Architecture career to the next level. Welcome to this thriving community!

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Thousands of ARE Candidates have passed their exams as a result of taking the ARE Boot Camp Coaching Program. 

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Enrollment Process


August Boot Camp will begin on Monday August 15th, 2022

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Determine Your Program

The flowchart below will help clarify the appropriate group for you

Pro Practice – for people BEGINNING their exams


Technical – for people FINISHING their exams


Check Eligibility

To qualify as a member of the ARE Boot Camp, you must have permission to test from both NCARB and your State Licensure Board.  

If you are unsure, please check below.

Pay & Complete Registration

Simply click the button below to make your payment and secure your spot.

You will then be redirected to complete the remaining registration process.  

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The Pro-Practice Group

(for PcM, PjM & CE)

Register Here For The Pro-Practice
Boot Camp

August 2022 Pro Practice ARE Boot Camp is SOLD OUT!
Registration for September Boot Camp will be announced soon!

To be the first to be notified about September Boot Camp sign up for notifications below!

(A button will appear in this location, when Boot Camp registration is open.)


The Technical Group

(for PPD/PDD)

Register Here For The Technical
Boot Camp

Do you want to be the first to know about future Boot Camps


Additional information, such as required study materials, when to schedule exams,
and other program details can be found here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we host a one hour long orientation session that you will sign up for once you have completed the registration form.  

During this orientation we will cover topics such as:

  • Study materials 
  • Scheduling exams
  • Goals of the program
  • Strategy and Approach for both Boot Camps
  • Homework before it begins
  • And many things about the program

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions directly as this is a live orientation session. 

No, the ARE Boot Camp will keep supporting you for all the exams. 

Over the 10 week Coaching Program we will work together and study really hard on one exam. 

After completing the initial program, you will have access to resources about how to complete the remaining exams.  

We will run through all the study materials you’ll need at the orientation meeting.

Please don’t buy anything before that time. You’ll have plenty of time to acquire them before the program begins. 

The resources you will need to purchase are the resources you would be studying even if you didn't take the boot camp, except we’ll teach you how to use them more strategically and effectively.

After we finish filling THIS boot camp, we will post the date and times when registration will open for the NEXT boot camp. 

Sign up above to get exclusive notifications when the next program opens up. 

The weekly coaching meetings take place either in the later afternoon or evening, depending on your time zone. 

Meeting time selection is done on a first-come-first-serve basis. The weekly meetings last approximately 1 hour.

The weekly coaching meetings are with the same 12-14 people. This small size is key to making it a highly personalized experience. It allows everyone to get to know each other.

You will also be plugged into the larger ARE Boot Camp Community which consists of hundreds of people studying for their ARE’s.

It’s safe to say you’ll be studying with about 20-30 people all over the United States, who are all working towards the same goals as you.

There are three payment options for the Boot Camp. 

You can pay in full at $999, make three payments at $353 each, or four payments at $269 each. 

If you enroll and then cancel within 24 hours, we can refund you, less a $150 cancellation fee.

If you cancel up until 7 days before the Boot Camp starts, we can offer you a refund, less $300 cancellation fee.

Due to the limited availability of this program, 6 days before the Boot Camp begins, no refunds are issued. Additionally, after ARE Boot Camp has begun there are no partial or full refunds available.

No, there is NOT a separate Boot Camp for PA.

Once you have completed the 10 week Boot Camp Curriculum, you will be given access to PA content to help you study.

To be eligible to take the Technical Boot Camp you must have studied (really hard) for PA.  Passing is not a requirement, but at least attempting is.  

To be eligible for the Technical Boot Camp, you have to study and take the PA exam.

Passing PA is not a requirement, but studying REALLY hard and taking this exam is a prerequisite of the Technical Boot Camp.

If you didn't pass PA, we will focus on PPD/PDD and make PA your last exam.

No, we recommend you wait until Boot Camp begins. 

At orientation, we will give you plenty of things to keep you busy until the program begins. These tasks will set you up for success once the program begins.   

The ARE Boot Camp Curriculum has been carefully designed and repeatedly tested with thousands of ARE Boot Campers since 2015 to maximize your time.

We will work together as part of the ARE Boot Camp curriculum to schedule your exam. 

You will take your exam AFTER completing the 10 week curriculum. If you already have a test scheduled, we can discuss it at ARE Boot Camp Orientation. 

Absolutely! This program was created for you. We want to work with you  to figure out how to juggle everything. This program is very successful at helping busy people find the time to study. 

While we would love to say yes, the program is structured in such a way that it is highly interactive and face to face.

Being in such a different time zone prevents so much of the interaction that is key to the success of the program.

So, unfortunately, we are no longer able to accommodate Boot Campers outside of EST / CST / MST / PST time zones.


We want to reward your commitment and dedication for getting to that finish line. What better way than a shiny GOLD medal?

Once you finish your exams, let us know and we will arrange getting you your GOLD medal and celebrate you at the next Young Architect Conference.

You worked hard, you deserve it!

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More Questions?

If you still have questions, please use the chat feature (live from 9 – 5 ET Monday – Friday)  in the bottom right.  If we are unavailable, we will email you back when we return.

If you would rather have a personal phone call with Michael, please submit the best phone number to reach you at via the chat.

We look forward to hearing from you!