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we offer a series of seminars and webinars that are aimed at helping architectural candidates prepare for the oral california supplemental exam (cse).
we offer 2/day seminars, 2/evening webinars, and mock panels.
through our seminars and webinars, we review tips and techniques to aid the candidate in successfully preparing to take the exam. we will focus on three major strategies in preparing for the exam;
we will discuss the complete CAB test plan in detail and cover all of the topics contained within the plan. the CAB test plan will serve as our guide as we move through the process. this will be the foundation for strategy #2, the mock panels. students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the cab test plan as much as possible before the first class.
NOTE: students will be sent the study manual we developed (based on the CAB test plan) once we receive the registration fee and it is properly processed. This will allow you time to review and study the information before the first class.
mock panels (within the Seminar or Webinar), we will do lots of these. each student will have time in the “hot seat” to help them prepare for the real conditions of the exam. hearing the question and learning how to respond will be the main focus of the mock panels.
this mock panel is geared towards candidates who will have taken our webinar or seminar prior to the mock panel taking place. typically, candidates sign up for this mock panel at time of registration for a seminar. candidates are expected to be fully prepared for the exam prior to attending the mock panel as the mock panels are generally scheduled 1+ week prior to the actual exam. this mock panel has proven extremely helpful to many candidats as part of the final preparations before the exam
you will recieve a 162 page study manual based upon the 2009 CAB test plan that we developed exclusively for our seminars and webinars when you register.
if you’re not sure when your scheduled date is, you can still register and recieve our study manual which will allow you to get a jump on your studying and at the same time guarantee you a spot in your seminar/webinar of choice. it’s never too early to sign up and start studying for the exam.
the seminars are held at our office and the webinars are held over the internet through our web hosting service (you can participate from the comfort of your home or office). seminars are scheduled from 9:00am -5:00pm, mock panels as noted, and webinars and mock panel webinars are scheduled 6:00pm – 9:00pm. all times listed are PACIFIC TIME.
we have our complete 2009 schedule below:
2010 seminar schedule
2010 2 day seminar
- seminar series #3– saturdays, june 12 & 19, 2010 (prepare for the july exam) RESERVE NOW!
- mock panel #3– saturday, july 10, 2010 (1+ week before the exam) 9:00AM – 1:00PM
- seminar series #4– saturdays, July 31 & August 14, 2010 (prepare for the september exam) RESERVE NOW!
- mock panel #4– saturday, september 11, 2010 (1+ week before the exam) 9:00AM – 1:00PM
- seminar series #5– saturdays, october 16 & 23, 2010 (prepare for the november exam) RESERVE NOW!
- mock panel #5– saturday, november 6, 2010 (1+ week before the exam) 9:00AM – 1:00PM
the cost of the 2 day seminar is $400. the cost of the mock panel is $100 if you register when registering for a seminar (discount) or $150 if purchased separately. Prices effective through March 31, 2010.
2010 semi-private live webinar schedule (webinar max. 4 – mock web panel max. 8.)
- webinar series #3– wednesdays, june 16 & 23, 2010 (prepare for the july exam) RESERVE NOW!
- mock web panel #3 – wednesday, july14, 2010 (wednesday evening before the exam)
- webinar series #4– wednesday, august 11 & 18, 2010 (prepare for the september exam) RESERVE NOW!
- mock web panel #4 – wednesday, september 15, 2010 (wednesday evening before the exam)
- webinar series #5– wednesday, october 13 & 20, 2010 (prepare for the november exam) RESERVE NOW!
- mock web panel #5 – wednesday. november 10, 2010 (wednesday evening before the exam)
the cost of the webinar is $350. the cost of the mock web panel is $100 if you register when registering for a webinar (discount) or $150 if purchased separately. Prices effective through December 31, 2009.
so, what is a webinar?
The LIVE CSE Webinar series is an opportunity for candidates who are unable to travel to our seminar in santa monica to learn the tools needed to successfully prepare for the exam. The LIVE Webinar is a semi-private setting with a maximum of 4 participants. The structure will be a similar format to the in person seminar described above. it’s also an interactive seminar in which i’ll be speaking with candidates and presenting the test plan via a powerpoint presentation online, using our computers. attendees will be able to call into the conference via a toll number that will be provided (similar to a conference call). We will also perform mock panels in cyberspace. webcams not required but you may find them helpful.
private tutoring is available per the following;
private tutoring option #1 – includes our 162 page study manual and 2 hours of private tutoring via online web conferencing (you will see me) or at our office in santa monica. 2 hours will allow us to cover the study manual at an accelerated pace. date and time booked at the candidate’s leisure. the cost is $450.
private tutoring option #2 – available only to candidates who have signed up/participated in a seminar, webinar, or private tutoring option #1, via online web conferencing (you will see me) or at our office in santa monica. date and time booked at the candidate’s leisure. the cost is $100 per hour.
online – we’ve recently added an online payment & sign up option, see below. IMPORTANT: please make sure to indicate the dates that you are signing up for during checkout, just fill out the “instructions to merchant” box. also, if you would like the study manual sent out to an address other than the billing address, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “alternate address” in the subject line. the study manual will be sent out the next business day, priority mail.