Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE)


Please read through this page in its entirety to learn how to schedule your exam by email.
 


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.  Please note the following testing dates for the remainder of 2017: Friday, October 27; Friday, November 3; Friday, November 10; Friday, November 17; Tuesday, November 21; Friday, December 1; Friday, December 15; Wednesday, December 20; Wednesday, December 27.


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, November 3 in Hialeah 1 PM

This 9 a.m. testing session is now full.  We have opened up a second testing session for 1 p.m.  Anyone signing up now will be placed in the 1 p.m. testing session. Those who registered and paid will receive a brief confirmation upon registration and then an email will be sent out on Monday, October 30 with details on the location and what to take to the testing site.

Sunday, December 10 in Daytona Beach Shores

This is in conjunction with our 2017 Winter Conference at The Shores Resort & Spa.  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, December 6 to all registered test takers with details on the exact time, location and what to take to the testing site.

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.