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    ARE Day 001: The Start of My ARE

    Joann Lui, LEED Green Assoc.
    Feb 28, '14 9:34 PM EST

    Hi Archinect,

    Now that I am 25 (almost turning 26!), I am finally getting ready to take the ARE! I still haven't finished my IDP, but some of the states allow you to take the exams concurrently with your IDP hours - so check before you apply. I always felt like there was something missing since I graduated, like it's not complete until I become licensed. So after two years of hard work, it's about time! So here it begins...

    More about the registration process after the break.

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    • I think my recent blog post will be very helpful to you as I have just completed what you are now starting. You can post questions there if you have any. Check it out here:

      Mar 4, 14 7:05 am
      J.W. Smith

      I agree with your points. Good job in getting started. I attained my license and in the 2.5 yrs it took me, I had two children with my wife. Life does happen. Hope things go well with your start. 

      Mar 4, 14 7:11 am

      You blog posts are very helpful! It makes me want to push myself more when I see someone like you finishing the exams even with kids and a wife.  It's actually very impressive! I will definitely ask you if I have any question down the road. Hope your licensed architect life go well too.

      Mar 5, 14 9:39 pm

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