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Old 4/10/08, 5:06 PM
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Default 980 Questions/Answers to the NHIE....Free!

Are you dealing with a state legislature that might be seriously considering the NHIE as an entrance test for home inspectors?

Have your favorite congressman email me and I will send him 980 questions and answers to the NHIE that was recently sent to me, as a free bonus, when I bought some practice questions for the ICC exam.

I can prove to anyone who needs proof that the test has been compromised and that it....and its answers....are for sale on eBay.

I will not pass them on to other inspectors, presently, as I consider the ethical ramifications. I will, however, help you convey to your state that this test is a meaningless tool.
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Old 4/10/08, 5:16 PM
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Jim,
I understand. After you have considered the ramifications, should you choose to make them available, I would appreciate a copy.

I find it very educational to review questions, research and find answers, then compare them to a results sheet that the question writer has prepared. For years I have used that technique when attemping to educate myself, and review knowledge, and it has worked well for me. Where such material is available.

(Wouldn't publish it, and wouldn't use it to cheat. Just learn.)

PS. Ask your son-in law (I belive that is who you said was a realtor...) about the pre-licensing courses that are offered for Real Estate agents. Pretty much the whole course is test prep, with sample questions.



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Old 4/11/08, 7:23 PM
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So much for licensing determining competency.
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Old 4/11/08, 7:27 PM
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Jim, the NHIE is still good as a memory test of trivial facts related to homes, no?
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Old 4/11/08, 7:54 PM
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Jim, the NHIE is still good as a memory test of trivial facts related to homes, no?
Sure. It will certainly impress your congressman.
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Old 4/11/08, 8:23 PM
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[LEFT]Small part of the multitude that i have.....
Since some answers are the result of interpretation, you could have flagged the right answers.
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Old 4/11/08, 8:28 PM
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Are you dealing with a state legislature that might be seriously considering the NHIE as an entrance test for home inspectors?

Have your favorite congressman email me and I will send him 980 questions and answers to the NHIE that was recently sent to me, as a free bonus, when I bought some practice questions for the ICC exam.

I can prove to anyone who needs proof that the test has been compromised and that it....and its answers....are for sale on eBay.

I will not pass them on to other inspectors, presently, as I consider the ethical ramifications. I will, however, help you convey to your state that this test is a meaningless tool.
If one could memorize 980 answers, they deserve a passing grade. Being that there's less than 200 questions on the test and 20 or 30 of those are State Law and SOP related.
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Old 4/11/08, 8:31 PM
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If one could memorize 980 answers, they deserve a passing grade. Being that there's less than 200 questions on the test and 20 or 30 of those are State Law and SOP related.
There are no state law or SOP related questions on the NHIE.
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Old 4/11/08, 8:34 PM
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There are no state law or SOP related questions on the NHIE.
There is in Illinois. I took one....
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Old 4/11/08, 8:35 PM
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Not the NHIE I took.

There is separate state test for WI law with regard to home inspectors.



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There are no state law or SOP related questions on the NHIE.
Jim, as others have stated there are a couple of variations on the NHIE theme.

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Old 4/11/08, 8:44 PM
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The major categories are shown below, along with the
approximate percentage of the 190 questions associated
with the category. A detailed content outline is included on
pages 15-20 of this handbook.

Home Inspector Examination for Illinois Examination Specifications Major Category %

1. Inspection Methods 26%
2. Building Systems 37%
3. Reporting 25%
4. Professional Practice 4%
5. Illinois Law and Rules 8%

Total 100%








EXAMINATION INFORMATION



This handbook contains general information regarding the
Home Inspector Examination developed by the EBPHI.
The EBPHI is an independent examination organization
whose objective is to promote excellence and exemplary
practice within the home inspection profession and to
serve the public through its quality assurance efforts.







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Old 4/11/08, 8:45 PM
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I took & passed the NHIE in Massachusetts and there were no questions on any "State Laws".



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Old 4/11/08, 8:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jbushart
Are you dealing with a state legislature that might be seriously considering the NHIE as an entrance test for home inspectors?

Have your favorite congressman email me and I will send him 980 questions and answers to the NHIE that was recently sent to me, as a free bonus, when I bought some practice questions for the ICC exam.

I can prove to anyone who needs proof that the test has been compromised and that it....and its answers....are for sale on eBay.

I will not pass them on to other inspectors, presently, as I consider the ethical ramifications. I will, however, help you convey to your state that this test is a meaningless tool.
Jim,

Noel Zak flew into New Hampshire to pitch her "Independent" test to our legislators.

If you and any other member will E-mail what questions and answers that you have I can use them to refute her testimony about NO ONE having the Q & A. to their tests.

I need this information BEFORE the 16th!!!!



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Old 4/11/08, 8:50 PM
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Jim, as others have stated there are a couple of variations on the NHIE theme.

Regards

Gerry
I hope you are right, Gerry.

That would assist those in arguing against it and its claims of being scientifically evaluated and consistently applied, nationally. If I take it in Missouri (no license/no SOP), you take it in Florida (license/no SOP), and Christopher takes it in Illinois (license/SOP)....we are taking three very different tests.

Interesting.
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