If you're reading my book, ARE Hacks, these are all the links compiled into one handy place that you can bookmark and use as often as you'd like. 

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  1. ARE Exam Prep Study Guides – the most current exam study materials for all sections of the ARE. Each section is sold separately, or there's a holistic guide for all exams called the Ultimate Whole Enchilada.
  2. ARE Sketches – the book by Lora Teagarden, AIA for the PPP exam (Amazon)
  3. Equity by Design – Make a Licensure Roadmap
  4. Amber Book – the book by Michael Ermann for the BS exam (Amazon)
  5. Amber Book online seminars by Michael Ermann
  6. NALSA’s Archiflash and Solutions workbook
  7. NALSA’s blog
  8. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings – The “MEEB" book (Amazon)
  9. The ARE Coach’s Forum


  1. Quizlet (iOS app, – a flashcard app for iOS, Android and the web
  2. LiquidText (iOS app, – a PDF reader with a very useful commenting system
  3. Notability (iPad version, Mac version, – keeps notes and PDF’s synchronized between iOS devices and Mac computers over iCloud
  4. Evernote – sync all types of notes across all types of devices
  5. iBooks – store PDF’s on iOS devices and Mac computers
  6. Sleep Cycle – Sleep tracking app for iOS and Android
  7. – iOS, Android & web app for habit tracking
  8. Streaks – iOS app for tracking habits

Note: Some of these links are affiliate links. I’ve included certain products and links to those products that I may earn an affiliate commission on purchases you make. It will not cost you any additional money to use the links furnished. My hope is that through adding additional value to your path toward licensure, you will in turn help support me in my mission to get candidates licensed and make our profession better. While there are many products available for sale online and in stores, I only promote products or services that I have investigated and truly feel deliver value to you.