Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is free to all. Other national examinations charge a fee each time.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is built with the latest server-side technology for increased security, but implements widely compatible client-side technology so that almost anyone with a web-browser (new or outdated) can use the system from anywhere. Proctoring is available everywhere too. Other examinations require you to travel.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is different every time you take it. Mathematically there are billions of versions of NACHI's Online Inspector Examination. Other exams only have one or two versions.
National statistics about NACHI's Online Inspector Examination are automatically updated ever time someone takes the exam and these statistics are publicly posted instantly for all to see. Other national examinations refuse to release even their pass/fail rates.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination's pool of questions is compiled from experts and actual inspector from all associations. Other exams have only used members of one association to produce their pool of questions. NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is a living document that constantly evolves.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is the official NACHI entrance exam. Other associations allow anyone to join without taking any exams.
You can take NACHI's Online Inspector Examination from the comfort of your own home with a dial-up modem. If an examinee's connection is lost mid-exam, they can simply reconnect and start where they left off.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination uses optimized, low-resolution graphics for fast page loading.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is not about NACHI. It is not association specific like other exams.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination was built with scalability in mind. Each question (and its answers) includes image support so that images can be added for further illustration. Each question can also support an unlimited number of answers for further scalability.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination permits examinees the opportunity to double-check their answers and correct mistakes before they submit them (within the time constraints of the exam).
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination uses a weighted scoring system. Questions that have safety implications or cover larger issues count more than questions that have less serious implications or are geographically regional. In other words, questions that test to see if you know things every inspector should know are weighted heavily. Questions that test to see if you know things that are near the outside of the scope of a home inspection or newly introduced, untested questions are weighted lightly. Other exams count each question equally.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is very secure. Each exam is dynamically created using advanced randomization techniques. The data is then stored server-side, making it nearly impossible to cheat the system.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination produces a custom evaluation screen which summarizes your areas of strength and weakness. The summary even includes a color pie chart. Other exams offer little or no summary.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination (a living document) is developed in accordance with accepted psychometric standards, insuring an unbiased, valid and reliable assessment of inspector skill, knowledge and experience. NACHI has a full time former university research analyst monitoring the exam. Other examinations are very association specific, and never evolve.
NACHI used several reasonable methods to come up with our passing score of 75, including a version of the Modified Angoff Technique used by other inspector examinations. It is interesting to note that this method determined our passing score should be set at 71. It is also interesting to note that the average score is failing.
NACHI's Online Inspector Examination's pool of questions and answers were not each drawn subjectively from a single reference but are generated using input from inspectors and experts from all over the country. Possible answers and the actual wording of the questions are also subjected to this industry wide scrutiny. NACHI's Online Inspector Examination is a living document that keeps up with the times.
More people have taken NACHI's Online Inspector Examination than all other inspection examinations combined. Furthermore our system has built-in intelligence which constantly calculates and recognizes everything from individual repeat improvement to overall industry knowledge trends. All this combined with constant nationwide expert participation and improvement makes NACHI's Online Inspector Examination the industry standard for assessing inspectors.