How I used flashcards to pass the ARE Exam 3, Programming and Analysis

Summary This is a report from Samantha Lee from the ARE 5.0 Community. She passed the ARE Exam 3 after studying for 117 hours. She recommends studying the IBC, Building Codes Illustrated, and participating in the ARE 5.0 Community. She also has a list of links below. She highly recommends using flashcards, practice tests, and […]

How I passed the ARE Exam 3, Programming and Analysis, on my first try

Summary This is a report from Emily Rachel Geppert on the ARE 5.0 Community. She studied for this exam for 8-12 hours a week for a month, but she does do this as part of her work. She recommends using the ARE Handbook, the 2010 ADA guides, the 2015 IBC standards, Planning and Urban Design, […]

How I passed ARE Exam 3, Programming and Analysis, in 4 days

Summary This is a post from Nicholas Civitano. He’s an architect with his own firm in Hawaii. He studied for this exam for about 4 days, with 3 weeks of casual studying before this. He recommends the IBC 2012, the Site Planning and Design Handbook, and the Ballast review manual. He also recommends studying more […]

How to study for the ARE Exam 3, Programming and Analysis

Intro to the ARE Exam 3 If I had to describe the ARE Exam 3, I’d describe it as not that hard, but disorganized. It’s not that hard in that there aren’t that many things to actually know. There’s a lot of surface level knowledge, some random facts, and then some things that you should […]