I just got through doing my home study course through AHIT. Very good textbooks (they provide their separate spiral-bound books and the NHIE big book as well), and excellent support. I never had to wait more than a minute or two to talk to an expert inspector, which is part of their service “in perpetuity” as the guy I spoke to yesterday put it.
I found myself getting pretty frustrated with their instruction videos, though. They would follow the text for a bit, then go off on a tangent. Not to be mean, but I felt I was getting very little educational value from watching a guy sit in front of the camera and talk a lot, saying little, with AV support that probably would not get a passing grade in a modern high school class. After a while I just gave up and stuck to the books. Easier to take with me to study, anyway.
I did not have much of a choice going with AHIT because they were the only outfit I could find that offered a home study course that fit Texas requirements.
I found their on-line tests a pretty buggy as well. They farm it out to OnCourse Learning, and I got annoyed on several occasions with the number of misspellings, sloppy errors, and procedural mistakes, like when answer “B” read “Both A and B” (??). It was as if whoever put the online tests together did not even go back and look them over to make sure they were displaying properly or made sense.
I would hope there are outfits out there that do a better job, but I did pass my exam, so maybe I’m not focusing on the right thing here.
If you are looking for reporting software, you might want to give HomeHubZone a look. Very innovative room-by-room approach, and great people behind it.