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Subscription time

AIA Minnesota is once again making the Black Spectacles tutorials available for those preparing for the ARE 5.0. The subscription will begin on April 15 and conclude on July 15, 2019.


AIA Members / NonMembers – $295 / $355
In addition to the discount that Black Spectacles offers for a three-month subscription to AIA components, AIA Minnesota is subsidizing each subscription for members by $55.

  • A minimum of 10 registrations is required
  • Deadline is April 10

What does Black Spectacles provide?

  • comprehensive content covering all sections of the exam
  • unlimited access to the entire library of ARE 5.0 courses
  • over 70 hours of video tutorials
  • built-in exam practice questions
  • interviews with working architects in their offices and construction sites
This link will provide you with access to free sample videos.

Includes one face-to-face session

A face-to-face session will be at the AIA Minnesota office and made available via online meeting for those not in the metro area. The purpose of this session is to introduce you to others preparing for the exam. We will encourage an open discussion during this session where you ask one another questions, pass on tips, create study groups. Additionally, we will have an architect and/or someone who has recently taken and passed the 5.0 exams as an additional resource. 


Contact Deanna Christiansen.