Registration is now closed.

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 November 1 and conclude on January 31, 2019.


AIA Members / NonMembers – $200 / $255
In addition to the AIA component discount that Black Spectacles offers for a three-month subscription ($255), AIA Minnesota is subsidizing each subscription for members by $55.

  • A minimum of 10 registrations is required
  • Deadline is noon on October 24, 2018

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.