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.
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. The list below indicates the percentage of the NHIE devoted to each:
Building Science (64%)
Analysis and Reporting (24%)
Business Operations (12%)
Click here to download an outline of the content on the exam and the three performance domains.
Where to take the NHIE
EBPHI contracts with PSI, Inc. to administer the NHIE at more than 220 proctored test centers throughout North America.
The following locations use other proctors:
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 $325 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 NHIE Study Guide and Home Inspection 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). This link is a list of those sources.
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.
Want more information? Click here to read the answers to frequently asked questions about the NHIE.