NHIE practice exam on Electrical

Hey guys,

So I’m going to keep it real… I’ve started reading my NHIE volume 1 and read the electrical section and took notes. Then I decided to take the the 15.00 practice exam and got 13 wrong out of 25.

Is there another free practice exam to take? I’m also debating if I should take some Internachi courses that are in the NHIE book then go back and study for my national exam.

thanks for your suggestions!

James, are you a member of InterNACHI? If so, I would suggest taking all the required courses to complete your CPI. Then study for the NHIE…but JMO…

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Yes, I am a member of Internachi and yeah I might go ahead and take the courses through Internachi and then study for my NHIE.

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You should take the basic Electrical course and the advanced Electrical course.
Is your mind blown yet? :grinning:

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You should take the 12 required Internachi courses for certification before you even think about taking the NHIE from what I can gather, at the minimum…

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Yeah your right Shane. The only reason why I jumped to the NHIE exam before my classes on Nachi was because here in Ohio, the temporarily froze getting a license and so with that being said I decided to just go ahead and jump into my NHIE books. But yeah your right. I’ll just complete my Nachi classes then study for the NHIE.

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Get your CPI first then tackle NHIE. InterNACHI really does have the best courses to prepare you for any national exam. However, you need study those materials also.

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When I first signed up for Internachi I took the SOP and Ethics course and then jumped straight to the final exam, I quickly realized I was completely and utterly ill prepared. 3 months later I’m still taking courses beyond the required ones and reading books on home inspection and construction and I finally feel I am getting close to having the knowledge to possibly take the test within a month or so!

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The goal should be to learn how to perform a professional home inspection, not how to pass a test to get a license and then rip people off by delivering crapola report. Do it right :slight_smile: While you can learn a lot from the NHIE manual and the study guide, it’s not a replacement for general education required to perform professional inspections.

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That sounds alot like what I did. Yeah, I’m going to just take all my classes online with nachi then after I get my CPI with nachi, I’ll go ahead and study for my NHIE

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Hey, yeah your right. Id rather take it slow than rush this. Its just that I hate my current job and wanna get out and get my business going asap. But like you said and its so true, I’d rather be well equipped than clueless and not give customers what they really are paying for

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There’s some great HVAC and Electrical channels on Youtube you can learn a lot from too!!

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James, as others have said, take the InterNachi courses required for CPI, then continue to take the advanced InterNachi courses. You will then be better prepared for the NHIE.
Good Luck!

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Everything in Internachi is designed to help. There is a world of info at your fingertips. I have been an inspector 16 years and a member of this organization for four years. I have utilized this info at my fingertips dozens of times. Answering my questions and others needing my help. Learning is always ongoing and this is a great tool.

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James - For electrical, I think the best method to learn is visually seeing it. I have an electrician friend that let me spend a few days working with him for free on the account that he would answer questions and also grill me on techniques, reasoning for “why” something was done. In exchange, he got free labor and I wrapped my head fully around the concepts of what should be critical for an inspection.
Another resource (I have no affiliation with this) - on youtube, there is a guy named Ben Sahlstrom who has a channel. He does a very good job of putting it all together in an informative way and if he had a Patreon account, I owe him some money. I have confirmed many concepts and practices from watching his stuff. It is not all electrical based, but primarily is. He is young, and was taught well by someone. Just food for thought. The more you can get around it, the better. Electrical was the main area that I did not book learn well.

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Completely agree with Jordan on Ben Sahlstrom. Great videos!

Thank you Jordan. Yeah I found his channel on YouTube and I’m going to start watching his video’s. I do know some basics of electrical such as installing wiring for the correct breaker. Installing breakers, installing outlets, junction boxes. I’m going to take my CPI through internachi and then study for my NHIE.