Become a Nationally Recognized Home Inspection Professional

Congratulations on committing to further your home inspection career! Taking the exam is a great way to grow professionally and demonstrate your knowledge, skills and abilities to yourself and future clients. By passing the exam, you not only verify your competence in the field, you also differentiate yourself from competitors that have only met the minimum requirements.

Administration of the NHIE ensures that home inspection professionals meet basic knowledge and practice requirements for the purposes of regulation. Successful completion of the examination fulfills the needs of the public, the government, and of home inspectors.

About the Exam

Content on the NHIE

The content of the National Home Inspector Examination is based on a formal study that defines competent practice. The computer-based examination tests three performance domains.

Domain 1: Property and Building Inspection/Site Review

Domain 2: Analysis of Findings and Reporting

Domain 3: Professional Responsibilities

Click here to download an outline of the content on the exam.

Practice Quizzes

Our online practice quizzes are temporarily unavailable for purchase at this time due to routine maintenance and content review. They will return to the website soon.

Where to take the NHIE

The NHIE is administered at more than 300 testing centers nationwide and in Canada. All centers are equipped with touchscreen computer technology and most are available six days a week. Examinees may register online or by calling a toll-free number.

The following locations use proctors other than PSI:

Illinois, South Dakota, Washington, and Canada: The Home Inspector Examination in Illinois, South Dakota, Washington, and Canada is administered by Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP).

Florida, Texas and Nevada: The Home Inspector Examination in Florida, Texas and Nevada is administered by PearsonVUE.

Cost to take the NHIE

The cost of the National Home Inspector Examination is $225 per test in most states and in Canada. Please confirm when you call the testing center to register.

Resources to prepare for the NHIE

The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI) has several resources to help you prepare for the exam.

Click here to purchase the Mechanical and Content Manual and the Structural and Business Manual. Each question on the National Home Inspector Examination is referenced to an authoritative, published source or based on the consensus of the Subject Matter Experts (SME’s).

Practice quizzes are also an excellent resource to demonstrate the types of questions that may appear on the National Home Inspector Examination® and to hone the skills of the experienced Home Inspector.

NHIE Registration, Policies and Procedures

Click here to learn what steps you need to take to register for the NHIE as well as the policies and procedures you should know about the examination process.


In need of more information? Click here to review frequently asked questions about the NHIE.