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Architectural Registration Examination Guide

A resource guide for IPAL students and alumni pursuing licensure.

Black Spectacles

Study Online!

Contact the library to get access to Black Spectacles exam prep and practice study guides. 

AIA San Diego offers a 16-month training program to complete the ARE. Find out more. 


Once you have set up access to Black Spectacles, you can log in and start using practice exams, flash cards, and video lectures. NewSchool's license allows for two simultaneous users. That means if two student are logged in you will need to wait for a seat to become available.

You can use this page to reserve a seat on Black Spectacles in two hour increments up to 60 days in advance.  

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