One of the best ways to prepare for the ARE is to run through as many practice exams as possible. Below you will find the designerMASTERCLASS ARE 5.0 Practice Exams available for purchase.

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Practice Management

80 Questions
60 day activation


Programming + Analysis

95 Questions
60 day activation


PPD + PDD, Vol. 02

120 Questions
60 day activation


Project Management

95 Questions
60 day activation


PPD + PDD, Vol. 01

120 Questions
60 day activation



95 Questions
60 day Activation



Are the tests refundable?
Due to the nature of the practice exams, they are non-refundable. 

How can I pay for my exam?
You can pay with any major credit card! 

Do the exam questions reflect the updated 2017 AIA Documents?
Yes! All of our contract-related questions are based on the new 2017 AIA Documents that
are now used in the real exams.

Why are PPD & PDD Bundled?
Due to the sheer amount of overlap between these two tests, we feel your best results will come from studying for them together. Questions that apply to both exams are mixed together in two 120 question practice exams (Volume 1 & 2). These will help you in your studies for either exam. 

How do I access my purchased test to take it again?
Our practice exams are hosted on BrainCert. To access your purchased exams, you can go to and enter your login information that you set up in order to purchase the exam. Once you are logged in, the “STUDENT” section on the lower left side of the home page is your home base.

Click on “My orders” to see the tests you have purchased. You can retake or resume an exam by clicking on an active test. Keep in mind, if you are resuming an exam it will appear that you are starting over, once you click “start test” a pop up window will appear to ask if you would like to resume the exam in the place you left off.

If you have completed an exam and would like to see previous score reports or question reviews, click on “Tests taken”. This will display your previously scored exams, and will allow you to view old score reports and question reviews.

Can I stop mid-test and resume it later?
Yes, you can start a test and resume at a later time without losing your place. In order to resume, log in to your Braincert account, and then click on “My Orders” in the “Student” section of your home page. You will then be able to click on the test you want to resume. Keep in mind it will appear that you are starting the test over. Once you click “start test”, a pop-up window will appear asking if you would like to resume where you left off. The test will resume on the question you left off. However, your time will not be resumed. If you are concerned about timing, we recommend you take the entire test in one sitting in order to simulate the timing conditions of the actual exam.

How many times can I take the practice exam?
You can take and re-take your practice exam as many times as you would like during your activation period.

When does the activation period start and end?
Your exam's activation period is noted above (ie. 60 days) and begins upon payment for the exam. 

Are the exams timed?
Yes, all of the practice exams are timed under the same time constraints as the real exams.

I have a question that has not been answered here.
Feel free to reach out to us via our contact page to ask any questions!

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