• 0% tripod

    0% of this course is simply tripoded video of me giving a class. I’ve hired animators, a movie maker, an audio recording studio, and a video recording studio to make this the kind of thing I’d want to watch for 50+ hours.

  • 50+ hours of video

    The course covers systems, construction, site, codes, and professional practice content. This totals approximately 50 hours of video, which should take you around 150 hours to complete, including stopping to answer the questions that come with the course.

  • 100% your pace

    This course is self-guided so that you can go at your own pace and you can watch each animated video as many times as you like while you have access.


  • $410.00 / month

    the Amber Book course - Inclusive of all six divisions (that works out to $65 per division)

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group tuition

Enroll with a group of 6 or more and each group member gets $150 off/month.

Each group member can stop the course when they want, and each is billed separately so you don’t have to gather up everyone’s money. 

Many people find a group on The ARE Facebook Group (hosted by Young Architect) or on the NCARB Community.

Email us to enroll as a group:

Program Includes:

  • The animated course
  • A mailed hard copy of our 375-page, well-illustrated workbook, The Amber Book: ARE 5.0 Edition
  • Case study examples 
  • Digital flashcards
  • Amber Book practice exams for each division 
  • All Walking the ARE practice exams (free for Amber Book enrollees)
  • Our “panic” notes to look over the night before the exams (and reassure yourself that you've got this)
  • Unlimited 20-minute one-on-one meetings with course creator, Michael Ermann

finally get licensed

The highest likelihood of passing in the fewest number of hours studying.

Because architects are visual learners, we offer 50+ hours of well-animated instruction, more than 600 practice problems with well-animated explanations, plus hundreds (more than 700) of digital flashcards. To see what else we have to offer, check out our FAQs.

For most people, this courses is intended to replace studying rather than initiate it (even if you study no other content).

We see ourselves not as study prep material, but rather as something approaching a university-level course, if the university-level course was focused on getting you licensed.

Let us take you across the finish line to licensure. We can help you study for ALL of your remaining exams.

Pass the ARE with Amber Book

Get the 9 Tips for Passing the ARE 5.0 from Course Creator, Michael Ermann

For more free samples, we have dozens more videos on YouTube that provide a great sample of what you'll get in the course.