Inspection Test Prep Information

The exam administered by the Pearson testing center is currently the exam authorized to comply with the licensing requirements within NRS/NAC645D. This exam is not state specific wherein many questions are asked that are of national context.

NOTE: The 101 course is not an exam prep course but the combination of the 101 curriculum, the complete review of the required textbooks, Nevada law reference and the suggested supplemental reference reading material will prepare the license applicant for the NHIE exam.

The following software is not required but is recommended to better prepare for the Nevada Inspector of Structures exam (currently the NHIE exam)

Link to Compucram Exam Prep

The standard 101 course includes the Mechanical and Content Manual, Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors . The additional NHIE textbook titled NHIE Structural and Business Manual is also recommended to better prepare for the Inspection licensing exam and further understand practical concepts as they relate to the field of inspection. Use this link to explore the textbooks and additional textbook purchasing options

Though these are the primary texts recommended for the exam, there are many additional reference tools for which the exam questions can be created from. A list of additional reference items has been listed within this webpage. These reference items can be found on popular sites such as Amazon or can be reviewed at the public library in most instances. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure mastery of all content within the exam outline prior to taking the NHIE exam. Click here to review the content outline 

The following links are designed to provide additional information about the exam, content of the exam and resources designed to better prepare for the exam:

Commonly asked questions and answers about the exam

A general list of resources used for the exam

A general list of references for the exam


Additional Reference Materials for which exam content can be derived

Everybody’s Building Code, 2012

Bruce Barker


International Residential Code (2012, 2015)

International Code Council


International Residential Code, (2012, 2015)

International Code Council


National Electrical Code, (2011, 2014)

National Fire Protection Association


Code Check, 7th Edition

An Illustrated Guide to Building a Safe House


Code Check Electrical, 7th Edition

Code Check, 4th Edition


Plumbing and Mechanical

Home Systems Illustrated Third Edition


Tom Feiza, “Mr. Fix-It,” Inc. – 2011

The Home Reference Book , 26th Edition

Carson Dunlop & Associates, Ltd.


ASHI @ HOME – Home Inspection Training Program

Carson, Dunlop & Associates – 2014