2021 – ARE Prep Classes / Continuing Education

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Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). The award-winning seminars offer the opportunity to learn from a professional in each discipline and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. All sessions offer AIA Continuing Education credits.

The 2021 schedule is posted below; note that all 2021 seminars are being held virtually. Check this site; updates will be posted as soon as they become available.

Continuing education credits are offered for all sessions. Advance registration is required and all sessions will be held virtually until further notice. Information on seminar access will be sent the day prior to each seminar.

  • January 20, 2021 – ARE Roundtable, 6:30-8:30p (this event is free)
  • February 20 – Project Management, 10:00a-4:00p
  • March 20 – Practice Management, 10:00a-4:00p
  • April 17 – Programming + Analysis, 10:00a-3:00p
  • May 15 – Project Planning and Design, 10:00-4:00p
  • June 12 – Project Development + Documentation, 10:00a-4:00p
  • July 17 – Construction and Evaluation, 10:00a-3:00p

Members can register for the entire series for $250; $400 for non-members. The schedule is subject to change.


The Saturday review sessions  cost $50 for AIA members and $75 for non-members per seminar. Cost includes study materials. Those who choose either series package are permitted one session cancellation with $50 refund for AIA members; $75 for non-AIA members

Cancellation requests must be received by email (via aianova@aianova.org) no later than 5:00p on the Tuesday directly prior to the seminar. Class materials from any refunded session will not be provided. Additional missed sessions will not be refunded, but will entitle attendees to receive any pre-/post-session class materials which the instructors may decide to make available. 

Individual Seminar sessions: For single sessions, advance registration is required by 5:00p on the Tuesday directly prior to the seminar. No refunds are available after this time. Class materials from any refunded session will not be provided.

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