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Old 10/27/09, 4:41 PM
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Hi I am new to NACHI and i need to take the national test to finish with my Wisconsin requirements for HI. I have passed all the NACHI tests up to the moisture intrusion inspection course do i need to know more or will these be enough to pass the test?
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Old 10/27/09, 4:44 PM
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Hi I am new to NACHI and i need to take the national test to finish with my Wisconsin requirements for HI. I have passed all the NACHI tests up to the moisture intrusion inspection course do i need to know more or will these be enough to pass the test?
First go to your profile and edit your info to include your location.

Take the NACHI exam repeatedly until you seldom miss a question.

Passing the NHIE will depend on your background, experience and level of training and how well you take tests under pressure.

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http://www.nachi.org/qa.htm
Try doing this a couple of times as well.
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Old 10/27/09, 4:47 PM
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I think Gerry means this one.

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In Illinois, if you pass the state test, you have also passed the NHIE.



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Old 10/28/09, 8:09 PM
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In Illinois, if you pass the state test, you have also passed the NHIE.
Is that official somewhere?
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Old 10/28/09, 8:16 PM
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Is that official somewhere?
Yep!

When I passed my state exam, they sent me an e-mail to a site (the NHIE site) that asked for a verification number and faxed me a copy of the certificate that I had also passed the NHIE.

One and the same test. ASHI gave it to the state and the state added a couple of questions about state law and there you go.

Besides, the NHIE exam and answer sheet has been circulating around to years, among ASHI guys (especially those who ran pre-licensing schools).

Kinda makes the NHIE pretty meaningless, at least in Illinois, don't it?



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Old 10/28/09, 8:21 PM
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Yep!

When I passed my state exam, they sent me an e-mail to a site (the NHIE site) that asked for a verification number and faxed me a copy of the certificate that I had also passed the NHIE.

One and the same test. ASHI gave it to the state and the state added a couple of questions about state law and there you go.

Besides, the NHIE exam and answer sheet has been circulating around to years, among ASHI guys (especially those who ran pre-licensing schools).

Kinda makes the NHIE pretty meaningless, at least in Illinois, don't it?
I do not recall that procedure but take your word for it.

They say memory is the first thing to go.
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I used the I-NACHI exam to prep for the NHIE. I passed the 1st time up with flying colors.



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Hi I am new to NACHI and i need to take the national test to finish with my Wisconsin requirements for HI. I have passed all the NACHI tests up to the moisture intrusion inspection course do i need to know more or will these be enough to pass the test?
I recommend that you obtain the recommend study guides for the NHIE and study like hell. The NACHI tests are no where in the same class has the NHIE. Like Micheal said, much depends on your back ground as well.

I bought all the code check books at Home Depot and that really helped me. Still use them all the time for reference.



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Besides, the NHIE exam and answer sheet has been circulating around to years, among ASHI guys (especially those who ran pre-licensing schools).

Kinda makes the NHIE pretty meaningless, at least in Illinois, don't it?
Yep, the answers are everywhere. I get them mailed to me regularly by everyone in the industry who comes upon them. They are sold on eBay for $25 from time to time. The beginners NHIE is a meaningless, easy exam with a low passing cut-off score equivalent to 70%. Keep going through the many quizzes found in www.nachi.org/education.htm and you'll be fine. Our quizzes (but not final exams) allow you to check your answers against the correct answer key so that you learn.



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As usual more misinformation about the NHIE.....

OK let me try to help y'all with this:

If you pass the IL exam it is not considered the same as passing the NHIE. If IL had used a module test for their state specific questions (like Washington State has done) then you would have also passed the NHIE if you passed the IL exam. The state of IL did not want to do this so 25 questions of the NHIE are removed and 25 State specific questions were are added every year. This is why no other State will accept the IL exam for the NHIE to meet their state requirements.

Nobody in the general public will have the questions to the NHIE. It is impossible to have the exact same questions and answers as the test is changed every year and up to 4 different exams are used every year.

Anyone that is saying that they have the questions for the NHIE is either flat out lying, they are an trying to scam you or they just don't have a clue.

Those that say they had no trouble passing the NHIE either have some experience in the trades, the profession or have studied and know what is required of a home inspector to perform their job.

Hope this helps to keep everything straight.
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Old 10/29/09, 11:07 AM
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Considering it is a 25 question difference I doubt there is much difference to the Illinois exam Scott.

It is just semantics.

When out in the field I never had a choice between A) B) C) or all of the above D)

The real test is out in the field and CE where NACHI beats ASHI by miles.

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Who cares about goofy tests? The real test is getting doing a good job for the client.
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Considering it is a 25 question difference I doubt there is much difference to the Illinois exam Scott.

It is just semantics.

When out in the field I never had a choice between A) B) C) or all of the above D)

The real test is out in the field and CE where NACHI beats ASHI by miles.

We have open learning and Forums.

Who cares about goofy tests? The real test is getting doing a good job for the client.
I agree it is semantics for the most, but if they(the state of IL) had only used a separate state specific test then folks could use the test to get a license in another state. It impacts those on the boarder more than those in the interior part of the state. Yep, test are a pain but it is what it is and if you are in a licensed state ya gotta do what the man tells you to do!
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Old 10/29/09, 11:59 AM
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I agree it is semantics for the most, but if they(the state of IL) had only used a separate state specific test then folks could use the test to get a license in another state. It impacts those on the boarder more than those in the interior part of the state. Yep, test are a pain but it is what it is and if you are in a licensed state ya gotta do what the man tells you to do!
You may be right about the border issue,though I know at least one (MO) has no Licensing at all.

I have no idea why Illinois test is different other than perhaps if related to codes.
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