Frequently Asked Questions

What do you want to know?

Where are you in your ARE Journey?

  • PcM Pass – January 2020

  • PjM Pass – August 2020

  • CE Pass – September 2020

  • PA Pass – November 2020

  • In Progress – PPD First Attempt

What is your average study time for each exam?

I try to study for at least 2 months for each exam, especially if it is my first attempt. For the technical exams, I’m trying to start at 2.5 months for PPD then 1 month for PDD. Let’s see how it goes.

What is your weekly study goal?

I try to study for at least 18 hours a week.

What is your daily study goal?

I try to study for 3 hours a day, on my study days.

Which exam do you recommend I start with?

I always recommend that people start with ARE 5.0 PcM. Here’s an explanation of why.

Do you offer one-on-one coaching for the ARE 5.0 exams?

Yes! I offer one free initial 15-minute consultation per person for any of the following exams: Practice Management, Project Management, Construction & Evaluation, or Programming & Analysis.

After your free initial consultation, my consultation fee is $40 per 1-hour session. Before each session, I ask my clients to send me a bullet point list of 3-5 talking points they want to be sure we discuss. This helps me prepare in advance and it empowers both of us stay focused on priorities to maximize each session.

If you would like to schedule a session, you can use my Calendly at to pick an open time slot.

How can I get in contact with you?

I can be reached very quickly through the Facebook Messenger for RMSM Studio, or via email.