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NHIE Online Study Group - Fall/Winter 2020-2021
Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 6:00 PM PDT
Category: Remote Education

We Are Pleased to Welcome Back CREIA's Online NHIE Study Group!
CREIA Member's Only
Wednesday Evenings | November 4, 2020 - March 3, 2021

CREIA Online Study Group Sign-Up Form


  • To assist CREIA Associate Members (and interested members who have not yet taken it) in preparing and successfully passing the NHIE exam by offering a 16-week online (via GoToMeeting) NHIE Study Group. The study group will meet once per week for one hour. This program is completely voluntary. The study group is free to all CREIA members and all attendees and facilitators receive one CEC hour per one study group hour.


  • Associates come from differing backgrounds and with a variety of experience.
  • The test contains questions which have a regional bias. People living in the West will be unfamiliar with some building systems or components that are more common back East.
  • Some people are knowledgeable about a subject, but have trouble with test taking. Test anxiety, etc.

Suggestions and Program Details:

Associate members receive the NHIE Manuals upon becoming a member with certain exceptions (Join and Register, joined prior to the development and received other membership materials, etc.), which contains relevant information that will likely be covered in the test. Note the NHIE Manuals will be used for this program.

  • Facilitators will assist in answering tough questions and peppering the group with information that may be on the exam but not evident in the NHIE materials.
  • To augment the experience, Associates are encouraged to also find a mentor who they are comfortable talking with.
  • Prior to each meeting, attendees will receive a reminder email with log-in instructions. Attendees can join the study group from your computer, tablet or smartphone. First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check:


  • Attendance is key. Please be sure to log in timely and participate for the full hour. Group members may decide to stay online longer if they so choose.
  • Participants are expected to read the chapter(s) in advance.
  • Based off the attendees from the previous NHIE study group, we have changed the program to 17 weeks to cover one chapter of the NHIE Study Manual per week. 
  • Study Program Meeting Dates and Schedule:

Click here to sign up for CREIA Membership!
Click here to sign up for the CREIA Online NHIE Study Group


Week 1 | November 4
Taking the test / Expectations

November 11 | No Study Group: Veterans Day Holiday

Week 2 | November 18
Electrical System

November 25 | No Study Group: Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 3 | December 2
Cooling System 

Week 4 | December 9
Heating System 

Week 5 | December 16
Plumbing System 

Week 6 | December 23
Fireplaces and Chimney

Week 7 | December 30
Kitchen Appliances 

Week 8 | January 6
Site Conditions 

Week 9 | January 13
SB 442 | Pool Safety Act

Week 10 | January 20
Exterior Components

Week 11 | January 27
Roof Components

Week 12 | February 3
Structural Components

Week 13 | February 10
Insulation and Ventilation 

Week 14 | February 17
The House Interior

Week 15 | February 24
Analysis and Reporting

Week 16 | March 3
Professional Responsibilities 


This benefit is for members ONLY! If you are not a CREIA Member, but want to take advantage of this study group, click here to sign up for membership!


Contact: CREIA Office - [email protected]