New Entrance Exam

I started to take the test this morning about 5:45 A.M. and had to stop about 70% complete to start work, my people were coming in.

I think that Chris M. did a good job and hope to try it again tomorrow.
His outline of topics has more of a broad sense of categories and will make new HI prospects to be more diversified in Inspections knowing how to recognize the conditions and alerted by evidence of Mold, Radon, and Termites, so it can be reccommended for further evaluations if they do not provide this type of Service.

Very good content and broad coverage of questions to cover items to be seen on a Home Inspection.

Good job Chris.

Marcel :slight_smile: :slight_smile:
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Nice job Chris

Took the test…I like the breakdown at the end that shows our weak areas. Man, I gotta start paying more attention to Marcel Cyr’s posts–I didn’t do as well in the structure department.:slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Got a 100% in air conditioning, though.:smiley: :smiley:

I like it…! It worked well for me…

Much better, Kudos Chris. :smiley:

It would seem I suck at plumbing 79% :frowning:

Hey Chris,

Can you install or enable a print feature for the final score and reference area?

From my POV - the exam needs a little editing. I found some of the questions misleading, and certainly from a Canadian perspective - slightly unfair to the non-US inspectors. Some of the wording slightly misleading or in a couple of cases poorly worded. Hopefully, this may be Canadianized in the near future.

The other area of concern raised is certainly there are new areas expanding - but radon is an environmental issue. I also found the number of questions dealing with radon and WDO a little much considering - radon and WDO are not part of the SOP.

Typically my experience is leave those or refer those to specialist. That is not take away the need for “general” knowledge in those areas.

Overall the exam setup itself is extremely well done from the IT perspective.

I’ll look into it. Printing is disabled on the rest of the exam, but it does make sense to enable it on the final page.

Chris,

Great job! :slight_smile:

I’ve taken several online exams similar to this (MCSE exams), couple of suggestions.

  1. If you need to make it harder, do not allow user to go back or mark the question to answer later,
  2. Once you begin the clock starts and if you don’t complete the exam in alloted time frame, “to bad, so sad, your dad:frowning:
  3. If needed shorten the time.
  4. No repeat of the same question, seemed like I had two questions repeated.

And I agree with the easier the question, the bigger the penalty for getting it wrong.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Indeed, it looks real good Chris!..:smiley:

Maybe once you get things ironed out, a feature that would be great would be a real basic regionlization. Enter your state and, for instance the states that have radon (not us) would have a few of those type questions or those that have to do WDO (us) would have a few of those. Florida - Not too many ice dam or frost heave questions and more AC… Canada - fewer AC…well you get the picture.

We actually have localization built into the system, but haven’t utilized it on this particular exam. Perhaps over time we’ll start to evaluate each question on a per-region basis.

Took the test again this morning and got a 95%.
What would be nice to know is what or which ones did I get wrong. It kind of tee’s me off and mad at my self to find out I got a 100% in HVAC and 80% in Structure.

Jae W. pointed out of course he got a 100% in HVAC and now I look bad because I should have got an 80% in HVAC and 100% in structure.
Jae, I have always said you are smarter than you look, and funny too. ha. ha.

Where did I go wrong.?? Must have been a trick question. ha. ha.

Chris; Good job.

Nice format! It would be nice to know which questions go to each section for review purpose. Took it 3 times trying to find out which ones I got wrong in safety and structure.

I like it. Very user friendly.

Worked pretty good. I’m not sure the “go back” works right but I only tried it once.

BTW - I assume we can now use this as our annual exam requirement …yes?

I tried to print the final result page but what came out of the printer was:
‘Please do no print this page’. Yes, do no.
One question asked about something being superior. But superior in what regard?
I’m soon to have to take my annual test, since I just did do I have to again when its due? Will I be asked to take it then?

I took the test and only got 90%. I, like Marcel, only got 80% on structure. Can’t figure that one out.
I like the format though and everything worked fine for me.
Larry

How true that has been for me. I’m lucky I took the time to study radon, termites and mold because I constantly field questions about them from customers and realtors, even though I make it clear that I don’t offer those services (I do have an EPA sponsored class/ exam for radon measurement in a few weeks). Plus, understanding these “extra-curriculars” is an indication that an inspector is more than just about the being the bare-*** minimum.:cool:

Chris, Nice work! The exam was easy to follow and worked fine for me.
Earl