CREIA’s Online NHIE Study Group

Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 PM | September 29, 2021 - January 19, 2022

This course is for members only.
If you are not a member, complete the Associate New Member Application & join today!

The NHIE Course is hosted by Regional Directors Bill Bryan & Taylor Vreeken


To assist CREIA Associate Members in preparing and successfully passing the NHIE exam by offering an online NHIE Study Group. The study group will meet once per week for one hour and cover one chapter of the NHIE Study Manual. 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. This will likely be discussed in the first and last week study groups—and it’s encouraged to seek out a mentor or someone who has taken the test recently for advice/guidance.

Program Details and Suggestions:

  • Associate members receive the electronic NHIE Manual and Study Guide 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 electronic NHIE Manual and Study Guide will be used for this program. (The electronic NHIE Manual and Study Guide can be purchased online in the CREIA store at a cost of $100 for CREIA members.)
  • 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, and related information when you are on the job.
  • To augment the experience, Associates are encouraged to also find a mentor who they are comfortable talking with-- most if not all of the facilitators have agreed to offer their contact information.
  • Attendees can join the study group from a computer, tablet or smartphone. 


  • Attendance and timeliness are 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. Appropriate CEC. hours will be awarded.
  • Participants are expected to read the chapter(s) in advance and review/discuss the topics covered during the study group.

Study Program Meeting Dates and Schedule
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | September 29, 2021 - January 19, 2022

The schedule is based on the contents of the NHIE Study Manual. There is also a Study Guide that helps to familiarize the candidate with the examination itself. Click here to purchase the set from the CREIA store!

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Week 1

NHIE Study Group Kick-off Meeting: Taking the test / Expectations
Discussion of Study Guide and Manual
Discussion about the test and best practices: Study, ask for clarification, review, there are no shortcuts.
See practice exams: 

Week 2

Electrical Systems

Week 3

Cooling Systems

Week 4

Heating Systems

Week 5

Plumbing Systems

Week 6

Fireplaces and Chimney

Week 7

Kitchen Appliances

Week 8

Site Conditions

Week 9

SB - 442 | Pool Safety Act

Week 10

Exterior Conditions

Week 11

Roof Components

Week 12

Structural Components

Week 13

Insulation and Ventilation

Week 14

The House Interior

Week 15

Analysis and Reporting

Week 16

Professional Responsibilities

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Click here to view the 2021-2022 weekly presentations