Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE)
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.
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).
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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.
This book is the ONLY book you should study to prepare for the FHIE. You should also review the standards linked in the section below.
This is a closed book exam.
IMPORTANT! Beginning March 1, the study material for the exam will change. If you are testing after March 1, you will need to read “Principles of Home Inspection: Systems and Standards” 3rd Edition. You can purchase the book using the links below:
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
3. Structure, Interiors, Exteriors, Insect Damage
4. Plumbing and Gas
7. Appliances, Pools, Sprinklers
You must achieve a 70 or better to pass this exam.
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.
If you need to retake the test, the same discount will apply.
TESTING POLICIES & PROCEDURES
TO SCHEDULE YOUR EXAM
To schedule an exam date in Orlando send an email to email@example.com and request the preferred Friday you wish to test. You will pay upon arrival.
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.
Nth Degree Management is located at:
3203 Lawton Road, Suite 110
Orlando, Florida 32803
For questions that are NOT answered above, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Group Test Dates
Please be sure you are registering under the correct fee. If your school is listed on this page – www.fabi.org/state-licensing – then you should register at the affiliate school rate.
Friday, February 1 – Hialeah
This session is at 9 a.m. (Arrival time 8:45 a.m.) and is limited to the first 30 students who register AND pay. Click the appropriate button below to register. You will be required to submit proof of completion from an affiliate school when you get to the testing location.
The cancellation deadline is Friday, January 25 at 5 p.m. After this time no refunds will be given. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to email@example.com.
You will receive a confirmation email upon registration and then an email will be sent out on Monday, January 28 with the testing location address and what to take to the testing site. Please make sure you are prepared by reading all of the information above concerning testing.
Non Affiliate School Student
Friday, March 1 – Sunrise
This session is at 9 a.m. (Arrival time 8:45 a.m.) and is limited to the first 10 students who register AND pay. Click the button below to register. Due to the limited number of seats, this session is only open to affiliate school students. You will be required to submit proof of completion from an affiliate school when you get to the testing location.
The cancellation deadline is Friday, February 22 at 5 p.m. After this time no refunds will be given. All cancellations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a confirmation email upon registration and then an email will be sent out on Monday, February 25 with the testing location address and what to take to the testing site. Please make sure you are prepared by reading all of the information above concerning testing.