National Home Inspector Examination: A high-stakes competency assessment tool

About this list

This is a list of published sources used in generating the questions on the National Home Inspector Examination. However, EBPHI does not imply that study of all or only these materials will ensure passing the examination. There are many training providers and other valuable publications relevant to home inspection, nor can the value of field experience be discounted.

A note about building codes

NHIE Home Inspection Manual, 2015

Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors

Everybody’s Building Code, 2012

Bruce Barker

International Residential Code (2012, 2015)

International Code Council

International Residential Code, (2012, 2015)

International Code Council

National Electrical Code, (2011, 2014)

National Fire Protection Association

Code Check, 7th Edition

An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House

Code Check Electrical, 7th Edition

Code Check, 4th Edition

Plumbing and Mechanical

Home Systems Illustrated Third Edition

Tom Feiza, “Mr. Fix-It,” Inc. – 2011

The Home Reference Book , 26th Edition
Carson Dunlop & Associates, Ltd.

ASHI @ HOME – Home Inspection Training Program
Carson, Dunlop & Associates – 2014

  • Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps
  • Communication & Professional Practice
  • Electrical
  • Exterior
  • Heating I
  • Heating II
  • Insulation & Interiors
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Structure