AIA Contract Documents 2017 - Exam 2018

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    Michelle NCARB

    Hi Ancil,

    The older post you saw is still correct - the ARE continues to test on the 2007 versions of the AIA contract documents.  You can always review the list in the ARE 5.0 Handbook (p. 182) if you want to confirm.

    The Oct. 2018 fee increase (described here for anyone who missed it) is not tied to a specific exam update.  But at some point, yes, the ARE will shift over to the 2017 contracts.  We don't have a date for that yet, but we will definitely let candidates know about it in advance.  Hope that clarifies things!

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    Ancil Hogsed

    Michelle,

    Very much so. Thank you! 

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    Joseph DiGiorgio

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if the shift over to the 2017 AIA contracts has occured? Studying for the Project Management now.  Took the Practice Management and passed last month. yay!

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    Michelle NCARB

    Hi Joseph,

    The shift occurs on Oct. 1st.  Read more about other changes happening on that date here.

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    Katie Merten

    @Michelle--will the 2017 sample contracts be available for us to use, like the 2007 ones are?  The new link in my NCARB record takes us to the AIA website where we can only view contracts with a big SAMPLE watermark on it.  

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    Michelle NCARB

    Hi Katie,

    The link in your Record is correct.  The contracts you're seeing are the actual contracts.  The watermark is there for copyright purposes, so that the contracts aren't used illegally.

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    Katie Merten

    @Michelle, I hate to beat a dead horse, but to be clear, the 2007 contracts were provided for study without the watermark--the 2017 contracts will not be provided without the watermark?

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    Michelle NCARB

    Hi Katie,

    The 2007 contracts available through your NCARB Record also include a Sample watermark.  Rest assured, the language you're seeing in the sample contracts is the actual unedited language that would be used if the contract was for a real project.  For copyright reasons, AIA does not want the free contracts (provided for the purpose of studying) to be used on actual projects; that's why the watermark is there.

    If you have additional questions about the contracts, you can also contact AIA.

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    Katie Merten

    Thanks Michelle!

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    Heidi Buchberger

    @Michelle, ya'll should really send out an email specifically addressing this change. I was planning to schedule an exam for late September and pushed it to early October for personal reasons but would have taken it end of September if I had known about this change. Please send an email out specifically about this or people will not know to study the IPD contracts noted on the link you provided above. Thanks!

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    Michelle NCARB

    Hi Heidi,

    NCARB included the contract and code changes in the ARE Update email sent on Sep. 5th.  That email also included info on the upcoming fee increase.  If you didn't receive that email, check your NCARB Record to be sure we have your correct email address.

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    Heidi Buchberger

    @Michelle, I know it's in the email but a change in content is a really big deal to us who are testing (especially considering I only have one more exam that covers these contracts, this throws a big wrench in my study plan) and I think it could have been better highlighted. That's all.

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    Kelly Duignan

    Will there be a ARE Handbook update to reflect these changes?

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    Michelle NCARB

    Yes!  Stay tuned...look for an email update from NCARB next week.  We'll also post on this Community when the new Handbook is available.

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