AIA Hong Kong

ARE & Licensure

AIA Hong Kong is honored to be a recipient of the Emerging Professionals Grant from AIA College of Fellows. At present, Hong Kong is one of three sites outside of the U.S. where ARE is offered. The grant will support the Chapter in organizing study sessions and gathering resources to assist candidates in licensure.

ARE Study Group

Led by licensed AIA Hong Kong members, our study sessions integrate content review, study strategies, tips and tricks, and sample questions. If you would like to be added to the notification list related to ARE, email our Young Architects Group at Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, email address, and any particular areas of interest.

ARE Library

Our Chapter also maintains the following ARE study materials at our office in PMQ for members’ use. Not an AIA member? Join today to start your path to licensure.

Kaplan Architecture Education

2014 study guide, questions & answers handbooks, flashcards of following divisions:​

Building Design & Construction Systems (BDCS)
Building Systems (BS)
Construction Documents & Services (CDS)
Programming, Planning & Practice (PPP)
Schematic Design (SD)
Site Planning & Design (SPD)
Structural Systems (SS)

PPi / Leppo & Ballast

Construction Documents & Services (CDS)
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AIA Contract Documents

Following AIA Contract Documents sample are available for ARE candidates to use in each of the settings described in the Construction Documents and Services division of the ARE.

A101-2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor
A201-2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction
A701-1997, Instructions to Bidders
B101-2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect
C401-2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant
A305-1986, Contractor’s Qualification Statement
G701-2001, Change Order
G702-1992, Application and Certificate for Payment
G703-1992, Continuation Sheet
G704-2000, Certificate of Substantial Completion


ARE 4.0 Handbook
ARE 5.0 Handbook

General Reference

International Building Code 2012
Building Construction Illustrated, by Francis Ching

California Supplementary Examination

Pass x Flash CSE