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NHIE Online Study Group - Fall/Winter 2021-2022
Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
Category: Remote Education

We Are Pleased to Welcome Back CREIA's Online NHIE Study Group!
CREIA Member's Only
Wednesday Evenings | September 29, 2021 - January 19, 2022

CREIA Online Study Attendees (Members Only access)


  • 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 electronic 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. 


  • 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!

Week 1
September 29
NHIE Study Group Kick-off Meeting
Taking the test / Expectations

Week 2
October 6
Electrical Systems

Week 3
October 13
Cooling Systems

Week 4
October 20
Heating Systems

Week 5
October 27
Plumbing Systems

Week 6
November 3
Fireplaces & Chimney

Week 7
November 10
Kitchen Appliances

Week 8
November 17 (no meeting November 24 - Thanksgiving Holiday)
Site Conditions

Week 9
December 1
SB 442 - Pool Safety Act

Week 10
December 8
Exterior Conditions

Week 11
December 15
Roof Components

No class: December 22 & 29

Week 12
January 5
Structural Components

Week 13
January 12
Insulation & Ventilation

Week 14 
January 19

The House Interior

Week 15
January 26
Analysis and Reporting

Week 16
February 2

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]