Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE)


Please read through this page in its entirety before contacting the FABI Office.  

 


TESTING LOCATION

With exception to the dates and locations listed at the bottom of this page, the Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE) is ONLY offered on Friday mornings at 9 AM in Orlando by appointment.

 


STUDY MATERIAL

The FHIE is based on the book “Real Estate Home Inspection: Mastering the Profession” (5th Edition) by Russell Burgess.  You may purchase this book NEW on the FABI website for $60 (plus sales tax and postage if applicable).  Orders received by 2 p.m. will typically be shipped out same day.

Click here to purchase this book and have it sent to you by media mail (2-8 business days from date shipped as stated on www.usps.com)

Click here to purchase this book and have it shipped to you by UPS (1 business day from date shipped through MOST of Florida – check www.ups.com for other locations)

If purchasing from other suppliers BE SURE YOU ARE PURCHASING THE 5TH EDITION (brown colored cover). You can not purchase this book through us over the phone.

If you do not wish to purchase the book online, you may order it by clicking here to download an authorization form.

The best way to study for the FHIE is to read through the book entirely and then take the end of chapter reviews to test your knowledge.  When you are confident in answering the review questions, you can then schedule your exam.

There are no practice exams and no additional study material (other than the SOP linked below) for this exam.


TESTING DURATION & INFORMATION

You are given 2 ½ hours to complete the exam.  This written exam is 100 questions, multiple choice, and covers the following areas:

1.           Florida Standards, Reports, Inspecting a House
2.            Roofing
3.            Structure, Interiors, Exteriors, Insect Damage
4.            Plumbing and Gas
5.            Electrical
6.            HVAC
7.            Appliances, Pools, Sprinklers

You must achieve a 70 or better to pass this exam.

 


TESTING COST

The cost to sit for the exam is $200.  A discount of $100 is offered to students of Affiliate Member Schools.  You will be required to bring your certificate of completion from an affiliate school with you on the day of testing.

 



TO SCHEDULE YOUR EXAM

To schedule an exam date in Orlando send an email to info@fabi.org and request the preferred Friday you wish to test.  

You may also consider one of the additional group dates listed below.  To reserve your seat in one of those sessions, please follow the directions as shown for each date. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Classe Management is located at:
3751 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 260
Orlando, Florida 32803

For questions that are NOT answered above, please send an email to info@fabi.org.  

 


Additional Group Test Dates


 

Friday, August 4 in Hialeah

Limited to the first 30 students who register and pay.  To reserve your spot, please click on the appropriate link to make payment.  You will receive a short confirmation email upon payment and then an email will be sent out on Monday, July 31 to all registered test takers with details on the location and what to take to the testing site.

 

 

Sunday, September 17 in Fort Lauderdale

This is in conjunction with our 2017 Fall Conference at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 (the Hyatt will be charging a parking fee of $10 to test takers so please be prepared for this when you arrive to test).  Testing time will be 10:00 a.m. To reserve your spot, please click on the appropriate link to make payment.  You will receive a short confirmation email upon payment and then an email will be sent out on Monday, September 11 to all registered test takers with details on the exact time, location and what to take to the testing site.

 


 

Upcoming 2017 Group Test Dates

(Registration will open at a later time for these dates)

 

Friday, October 6 in Sunrise

Friday, November 3 in Hialeah

Sunday, December 10 in Daytona Beach Shores

For a FABI Professional Inspector in your area, please use the Inspector Locator Function. For questions, please contact the FABI Office at 407-897-5422.