If your state does not license or certify its home inspectors, you are not required to take a home inspection exam. To see what
your state requires, click here.
Many states use the NHIE exam. See the paragraph below about our study guide for this test. This study guide comes with our Home Inspection Packages. If you
did not take our course, but you would still like the study guide, you
can purchase it for only $95. Call for details.
If you want to join a home
inspector association and become a full member, you usually have to pass an exam. Oddly enough,
some of the association exams have many
questions on topics (such as code) that are unrelated to home inspection. The exception seems to be NAHI. Their exam questions are almost all
about home inspections.
To help with the non-home inspector questions
on these exams, we have developed the following study materials.
Click here for information on
NHIE or CREIA Exam Preparation Training Packages.
Click here for information on
ICC Exam Preparation.
NHIE Study Guide
The NHIE exam is very
difficult and has a high failure rate. How can someone prepare for this exam? Our Home Inspection Home Study Package covers virtually all the home inspection-related topics on the
exam. However, many of the most-missed exam questions have nothing to do with
home inspections*.So, we have
developed a study guide that discusses non-inspection related test topics.This study guide now comes with the Residential Inspection Package at no additional cost.
* Most of these
questions have to do with New Construction and Code. If you want a more
detailed course on New Construction and Code, consider purchasing our New
Construction Inspection Training Package. It is only $499 or $399 if you have purchased the Home Inspection Package.
Get the training you need to both pass the
NHIE Exam and become an even better home inspector.
NHIE Exam Information
Below are some comments we have heard from test takers. Also listed is an explanation of
how our program helps solve these problems.
Reasons for NHIE Exam Failure
How our Training Program Helps
|1. "They asked questions on things I have never seen before, things
that aren't even in my area. What can I do to prepare?"
1. Because these exams are nationwide, we have gone out of our way to
cover topics from all over the country. For example, we include sections on
earthquakes in California, slab foundations and heat pumps in the South, boilers in the
East, and swamp coolers in the Desert West.
|2. "They ask so many questions about things that
have nothing to do with home inspections. Why is so much of the test about new
construction and code?"
2. We don't know. If home inspectors do code
inspections, they increase their liability tremendously. But,
to help increase your knowledge of these topics, we offer a New Construction/Code Inspection Training Package. Click here
for more information.
We have also developed a study guide to help with the test. See
above for details.
Does Our Program Work? Read what graduate Paul Laitila of Washington says.
"It is obvious to me that if I had not taken your course I would not have passed
the exam. The practice exam helped me to overcome some of the tough exam questions.
The memory devices helped me distinguish what is required by the standards."
NHIE or CREIA Exam Preparation Packages
Did you know that up to as much as 40% of the NHIE Home Inspector Exam
and almost all of the CREIA and NACHI exams aren't even about Home Inspections? That's right,
most of these exams are about New Construction/Code --items which according to
association standards, home inspectors are not
required to cover. So, even though you know how to do home inspections, you
need New Construction knowledge to pass these exams. How can someone prepare for
these exams?? We suggest you purchase the
following 2 packages.
1. The $599 Home Inspection Package
Our program is the only one we know of that covers
virtually all the published home inspector technical topics on the NAHI and NHIE
exams. In addition, these DVDs best simulate the way home inspectors are trained in an
actual inspection firm without the major commitment of time. We show you the defects just
as we saw them on site, almost as if you were there with us! This Residential
Inspection Home Study Package includes: 1) A 12-volume DVD series that exposes you to
almost 2,00 real life defects and scenes; 2) An over 500 page manual; 3) Over 350 line
diagrams, drawings and photographs in the manual; 4) 2 DVD set Virtual Inspection; 5) Homework (with over 800 questions) for use as a
retention tool--you are more likely to remember the material if you stop and answer questions
about what you have just seen or read.
2. The $499 New Construction Inspection Package
This Package Includes:
- 11-Volume DVD Set that addresses almost 2000 New Construction issues with
real life scenes from actual New Construction sites around the country.
- New Constuction Training Manual
- 3-Volume DVD Set Classroom/In-the-Field
- Homework Assignments for the DVDs and Manual.
This Package Not Only Provides
Knowledge to Help With the Exams, You Also Get the Training you Need to Expand
Into The New Construction Inspection Market!
Expand into this growing market. If problems are found before the home is
finalled, the builder has to make the repairs. Also, most new homes have a
1-Year Warranty. Help the home owner find the problems while the warranty
still covers repairs.
Purchase both the Residential and New Construction Packages for only $899, a savings of $200.