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PPI Learning Hub is your go-to destination for ARE 5.0 prep. The Learning Hub is more than an eLearning platform—it is a time-tested program that guides you through your exam prep from start to finish. Our philosophy has a simple framework: kick off your studies with a personalized PPI Study Plan, then “Assess, Review, Practice” until you are ready for exam day.

What's Available in ARE Learning Hub?

Your exam study plan acts as a central hub, assigning tasks and connecting you directly to digital products to keep you on track for your exam date.

Our practice exams contain problems consistent with actual exam formats, the scope of topics, number of problems, and level of difficulty.

Watch over 20 videos with licensed architects as they cover the most challenging concepts and problems with step-by-step explanations and tips.

The diagnostic exams provide exam-like questions and content to help you identify strengths and weaknesses for more concentrated exam prep.

David Ballast's ARE 5.0 Exam Review provides a review of all NCARB exam content. It contains example problems to clarify key concepts, hundreds of tables and figures to facilitate referencing and problem-solving, and advice, tips, and exam-taking strategies to prepare you for exam day.

The Quiz Generator lets you create custom quizzes from a database of unique problems to help you master problem-solving skills for each topic.

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Our Philosophy

Assess your knowledge and create a study plan, review key areas and core concepts, and test your comprehension until you're prepared to pass the exam. 


Skillfully created study plans and diagnostic exams help you maximize your efforts and set the stage for your exam prep. All review materials match NCEES exam specifications and are always up-to-date. 


Access industry-leading review manuals and comprehensive study materials to strengthen your comprehension, review core concepts, and spend time in areas where you need it the most. 


Practice is the key to ensuring you have mastered all topics and go into the exam prepared and confident. Our practice problems and practice exams closely simulate what you can expect on exam day.

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