CREIA’s Online NHIE Study Group


To assist CREIA Associate Members in preparing and successfully passing the NHIE exam by offering an 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. 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 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 NHIE Manual and Study Guide will be used for this program. (The NHIE Manual and Study Guide can be purchased online in the CREIA store at a cost of $99 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. First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check:


  • 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:

Schedule and Registration Coming Soon!