AIA Tampa Bay
Twitter LinkedIn

Home |Overview | Search | Contact

A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Looking for an architect?

  AIA Florida
Events Calendar   Membership
Employment   Documents

ARE Prep

Important Links

AIA Charlotte ARE Prep Resources­

ARE Prep Outlines (via AIA Charlotte)­

AIA Code of Ethics

NCARB Rules of Conduct

NPS Historic Guidelines

Black Spectacles­



Architectural Registration Exam­
Candidates need to pass all sections of the architectural registration exam. ­Information on the sections of the ARE can be found on the­ ­­­NCARB­­­ website. ­AIA Tampa Bay offers resources to prepare for the exams including:



Study Materials Library­­­­
The chapter maintains a study materials library at The Center for Architecture and Design. ­AIA members may check out study materials for 2 weeks at a time. ­Contact the chapter office to arrange a time to review and pick up materials from the library. ­We require a copy of your driver's license and a valid credit card as collateral for the materials. ­Contact for information on available materials.­



ARE Prep Classes­­­
The chapter offers classes to help candidates prepare for the various sections of the ARE. ­ AIA Tampa Bay offers Black Spectacles (ARE Prep Program + Weekly Meetings for 10 weeks) 2 sessions per year, Fall and Spring. For more info contact


The following apps are extremely helpful for studying for the ARE (All are available on the iPhone and most are available on Android and Windows):­

  • Archiflash

  • My AXP


  • NCARB ARE 5.0

  • ARE PDD 5.0

  • ARE PPI 5.0




©2024 AIA Florida.   Contact Us · Privacy Policy