Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE)


The Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE) is offered on Friday mornings at 9 AM in Orlando by appointment.

It is also offered at various group test sessions set up in south Florida and at each of our quarterly conferences.  Please scroll to the bottom of the page for those dates.

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 or in the FABI Office for $60 (plus sales tax and postage if applicable).  If purchasing from other suppliers BE SURE YOU ARE PURCHASING THE 5TH EDITION (brown colored cover).

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.

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

The cost to sit for the exam is $200 for non FABI members and $100 for Associate Inspectors and students of Affiliate Member Schools.

Before coming in to test, please take time to read through the FHIE Policies and Procedures

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

To schedule an exam date in Orlando, send an email to info@fabi.org and request the preferred date (see dates listed above).  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. 

We welcome any questions you may have.

Additional Group Test Dates


 

Friday, April 7 in Sunrise

This session is currently full.  If you registered and paid you will receive an email on Monday, April 3 with details on the location and what to take to the testing site.


 

Friday, May 5 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, May 1 to all registered test takers with details on the location and what to take to the testing site.

I attended an Affiliate School (proof will be necessary).  Click here for list of Affiliate Schools

I did not attend an Affiliate School


 

Sunday, June 11 in Safety Harbor (Between Tampa and Clearwater)

This session is in conjunction with our summer conference at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa and will being Sunday at 11:30 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, June 5 to all registered test takers with details on the location and what to take to the testing site.

I attended an Affiliate School (proof will be necessary).  Click here for list of Affiliate Schools

I did not attend an Affiliate School


Upcoming 2017 Group Test Dates

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

 

Friday, June 2 in Sunrise

Sunday, June 11 in Safety Harbor

Friday, July 14 in Hialeah

Friday, August 4 in Sunrise

Sunday, September 17 in Fort Lauderdale

Friday, October 6 in Hialeah

Friday, November 3 in Sunrise

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.