Become a Nationally Recognized Home Inspection ProfessionalCongratulations on committing to further your home inspection career! Taking the National Home Inspector Examination® 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 National Home Inspector Examination® 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.
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.
The National Home Inspector Examination® 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 here.
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.
The cost of the National Home Inspector Examination® is $225 per test in most states and in Canada. Please confirm when you call or register online.
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).
We also offer five practice quizzes, which demonstrate the types of questions that may appear on the National Home Inspector Examination®. They are an excellent resource to prepare for the NHIE or to hone the skills of the experienced Home Inspector.
- National Home Inspector Exam, Home Inspection Manual, 2019. – https://nationalhomeinspectorexam.org/books/.
In addition to the NHIE study manuals, these additional resources may be helpful for exam preparation.
- International Residential Code (IRC) 2015, 2018. – http://shop.iccsafe.org/2018-international-residentialcoder.html
- National Electrical Code, 2014, 2017. – http://shop.iccsafe.org/nfpa-70-national-electrical-codenec-2017-edition-1.html
- Carson/Dunlop, The Home Reference Book, 27th Edition. – https://www.carsondunlop.com/store/home-referencebook-in-soft-cover-usa/
- A Practical Guide to Home Inspection, 2016. – https://www.ahit.com/products/books/Practical-GuideHome-Inspection-4ed.htm
Click here to learn what steps you need to take to register for the National Home Inspector Examination® as well as the policies and procedures you should know about the examination process.