CE Studio – Live ARE Coaching Series

Are you about to take the ARE 5.0 Construction & Evaluation (CE) Exam? Are you trying to fill in your gaps after a CE fail?

CE Studio is for you!

CE Studio will be a 4-week Online Training Course, starting on the 1st of December, 2020. It will be a series of at least 4 live 1.5-hour in-depth training sessions. The live sessions will be followed by a Q&A, and each session will be recorded and shared with you. The course will be held online, with a community of Studio Members, all focusing on the same exam as you. Registration is currently open, with only 20 spaces available, and will close on the 29th of November 2020.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed for people doing self-guided studying for the ARE 5.0 Construction & Evaluation Exam. The purpose of CE Studio is not to take you through the basics of the exam (For example: What is the B101?). The purpose is to take you through the essential concepts of this exam, understanding relationships and overlap between study materials, and allowing you to study more effectively.

You will be required to read for this course, with assigned readings and lists of recommended study materials provided for each week. CE Studio is designed to assist you on your self-guided studying journey. I will take you through methods to help you study more effectively and retain concepts, but you will still need to be committed to get the most use out of this course.

Here are the topics that we will cover:

Conquering Contracts

According to the NCARB Reference Matrix, there are at least 10 contracts you need to know for the ARE 5.0 CE Exam. Which contracts should you focus the majority of your attention on? What are the relationships between the parties? Which rules of thumb do you need to be able to instantly recall for this exam? We’ll go over all of this and more during this module.

Drawings in Detail

As we all know with construction drawing, every country, office, and person seems to have their own standards and styles. It seems like such a huge topic, it can be difficult to narrow it down and know what to focus on. In this module, I will help you streamline which study materials to focus on, best ways to test your knowledge, and knowing what to look for in a construction detail test question.

Project Management Made Easy

Though this test is called Construction & Evaluation, project management plays a large part in the test. You need to know the difference between all the project delivery methods, the contracts that relate to them, the responsibilities of each party, and the specific timelines and best times to use each. If this is an issue you struggle with, you need to take this module.

Estimation Essentials

There are many overlaps between the ARE 5.0 PjM Exam and CE Exam in terms of project management topics, including creating project budgets. However, a project budget for construction is very different from a project budget created by the architect in the the design phases. I’ll break down these differences, as well as cover the process of calculating material and land costs and using payment certificates.

Course Format

This will be a 4 week Training, starting on the 1st of December, 2020. It will be a series of 4 live one hour in-depth training sessions. The live sessions will be followed by a Q&A and group discussion and each session will be recorded and shared with the participants.

We will be using both online meetings and the NCARB digital whiteboard for CE Studio meetings and discussions, assignments, practice questions. We will be using the Digital White Board in each session, to build familiarity and speed when answering questions on exam day, in anticipation of the new version of the exam without scratch paper.

What You Get Out of CE Studio

  • 4 Week Guided Training Program
  • 4 Live 1.5 Hour Online Training Sessions with Q&A
  • Recordings of Each Session for Future Use
  • Assigned Readings for the Entire Course
  • Material Recommendations
  • A New Case Study Every Week
  • NCARB Digital White Board Practice
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Why Should You Take This Course From Me?

I ended up having to take ARE 5.0 CE twice, due to not truly understanding the subject matter of the test the first time. I was able to create a new strategy for my study methods and materials, and passed this exam in September 2020. I feel that my recent pass, and my experience with failing this exam, give me a unique perspective on what you need to do to move yourself forward.

Registration Information


Registration Opens: November 17th, 2020

Registration Closes: November 29th, 2020

Live Training Begins: December 1st, 2020


The cost of this course is a one-time payment of $69.00. This includes all live training sessions, case studies, and reading assignments. When you join the course, you have access to the course materials and videos for download for 60 days. However, all CE Studio materials provided and live session videos are available for download.

Depending on the study materials and textbooks you have purchased already, you may need to buy additional materials for this course, so please keep that in mind. However, I try to focus on free or cheap materials where possible. I will also be providing a list of my recommended study materials before the course starts as well.

I will not be providing any illegal downloads or PDFs in my course, so please do not ask. All material included in CE Studio is original and created by me, outside of my material recommendations.

I look forward to being a part of your ARE journey, and helping you conquer this exam! If you have any questions about the course, feel free to send me an email!