Emerging Professionals ~ ARE and more!


ARE 4.0 Seminar Series
The chapter is continuing our Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) preparation seminars by teaming up with Funkaar Studios to provide our ARE and CSE courses.

Funkaar Studios has the largest ARE program in the nation and has successfully prepared over 10,000 attendees nationwide. Instructors are qualified, licensed architects as well as university level professors and, according to Funkaar surveys, students average an 83% pass rate per ARE division.

Classes will be held in the AIACV Gallery, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, unless stated otherwise.

Payment plans are now available. Please click on the registration link for more information.

The 2014 ARE course schedule is below. Courses will begin in September 2014 and run through December 2014.

COMMON THEMES September 6, 2014



SITE PLANNING & DESIGN September 27, 2014


BUILDING SYSTEMS – PART 1 November 1, 2014

BUILDING SYSTEMS – PART 2 November 8, 2014

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS – PART 1 December 6, 2014

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS – PART 2 December 13, 2014

STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS – PART 3 December 20, 2014

SCHEMATIC DESIGN December 20, 2014

For more information visit:  www.funkaarstudios.com


Kaplan Education AE Online Courses:

Building Design & Construction Systems Vignettes
Building Design & Construction Systems Online Supplement, 2014 Edition
Construction Documents & Services Vignettes
Construction Documents & Services Online Supplement, 2014 Edition
Structural Systems Vignettes
Structural Systems Online Supplement, 2014 Edition
Schematic Design Vignettes
Schematic Design Online Supplement, 2014 Edition
Building Systems Vignettes
Building Systems Online Supplement, 2014 Edition
Site Planning & Design Vignettes
Site Planning & Design Online Supplement, 2014 Edition
Programming, Planning & Practice Vignettes
Programming Planning & Practice Online Supplement, 2014 Edition

Please contact info@aiacv.org for more information on how to access those online courses.


The Chapter has Kaplan study material available for Associate members to borrow.

In addition to the Kaplan materials we have a LEED Green Associate study pack, handy (and still relevant) ArchiFlash cards, and SOLUTIONS: Understanding the Graphic Vignettes of the Architect Regsitration Exam by Norman Dorf, AIA as well as multiple David Kent Ballast study guides.

We also have Construction Documents & Services: Study guide, Online Testing Access, Practice Vignette Book. Online Contracts resources also available at: http://www.ncarb.org/en/News-and-Events/Announcements/2011/Aug-AIADocs.aspx

Click here for a current list of our materials. Click here for the library check out policy.

Library materials can be checked out by AIA Associate members for 3 week periods. Please call the chapter office to inquire if materials are available.

Have suggestions for new materials for our library? Email us at info@aiacv.org


Want to know what is going on at the state level for emerging professionals? Click here to visit the AIACC website.

The National AIA web site has extensive information and links for those who are working toward licensure.

Visit the Emerging Professional’s Companion, an online source for interns to gain IDP credit. EPC can also be used by educators, ARE® candidates, young architects, firms, and AIA components to enhance or create new learning opportunities.

Feel free to contact the 2014 Emerging Professional Director Mike Novak, AIA or Associate Director, Laura Wood, Assoc. AIA with any questions.


Additional Resources

Click here to get information about architecture careers and education

Click here to visit the California Architecture Board website for information on the licensing process and forms.

Path to Licensure Cheat Sheet – A Guide for Understanding the Requirements for an Architecture License in the state of California.