Florida Home Inspection Exam (FHIE)


Please read through this page in its entirety! 
When you are ready to schedule your exam, please send an email to info@fabi.org with the requested testing date. 
 


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).

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.

WE DO NOT ALLOW RETURNS/REFUNDS ON THE STUDY BOOKS.

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.


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.

If you need to retake the test, the same discount will apply.



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

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 info@fabi.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. 

 


Sunday, September 16 at Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale – 10 a.m.

This session is now full.  If you wish to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellation, you must send an email to info@fabi.org with the request.

The cancellation deadline is Friday, September 7 at 5 p.m.  After this time no refunds will be given.  All cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@fabi.org

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration and then an email will be sent out on Monday, September 10 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. 

Friday, October 5 in Sunrise – 9 a.m. and Noon

These sessions are now full. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellation, you must send an email to info@fabi.org with the request.

The cancellation deadline is Friday, September 28 at 5 p.m.  After this time no refunds will be given.  All cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@fabi.org

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration and then an email will be sent out on Monday, October 1 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. 

Friday, November 2 in Hialeah – 9 a.m.

This is the last south Florida session of 2018

This session is at 9 a.m. and is limited to the first 30 students who register AND pay.  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, October 26 at 5 p.m.  After this time no refunds will be given.  All cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@fabi.org

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration and then an email will be sent out on Monday, October 29 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. 

Leadership

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.