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Expert

Our most extensive study plan
to guarantee you pass the ARE®.

$232.50/mo

Billed at $2,790/year

Included for all 6 ARE divisions:

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Pro

Everything included in
premium, plus a little extra

$165.84/mo

Billed at $1,990/year

Included for all 6 ARE divisions:

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Premium

Just the basics to get started

$124.17/mo

Billed at $1,490/year

Included for all 6 ARE divisions:

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Give yourself the best chance to pass the ARE the first time

Black Spectacles members report passing ARE 5.0 at a 20% higher rate than the NCARB average.

ARE 5.0
Pass Rates

Black Spectacles
NCARB National Avg

 75%

 55%

15,000+ people just like you trust Black Spectacles to pass the ARE

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I pause my plan if I need to take a break?

Our plans can't be paused or stopped before a billing cycle is over. However, if you're looking for more flexibility in your test prep, we recommend opting for a monthly membership. You can always stop the next auto-renew through your member profile if you need to take a break. 

Can I purchase access for just a few days?

No; the shortest membership we offer is one month, and is available at every subscription tier. Keeping your success in mind, we can't recommend less than one month of studying leading up to your exam date. 

Can I change my plan later?

Yes! You can upgrade at any time through your account settings. You’ll only be charged to upgrade the time remaining in the current billing period.

I don't need access to all 6 divisions. Can I purchase just one at a time?

All subscription tiers include study material for all 6 divisions of the ARE. Our pricing is based on the kinds of study materials you'll have access to, like virtual workshops, practice exams, or study guides—not the number of divisions. You get access to all divisions at no additional cost, so take advantage!