The National Home Inspector Exam Manuals (by Bruce A. Barker) are a great study guide for those who wish to pass the National Home Inspector Exam (NHIE). The manuals are also a great reference for experienced home inspectors. Hundreds of full color pictures and illustrations make it easier to understand what a home inspector needs to know. These manuals have almost 1,000 pages in two volumes.
These manuals are based on the NHIE outline, and cover the topics that are likely to appear on the exam. These topics include: site conditions, exterior components, roof components, structural components, insulation and ventilation, electrical systems, cooling systems, heating systems, plumbing systems, fireplaces and chimneys, kitchen appliances, inspection reporting, and professional responsibilities.
Learn more about the NHIE here.
The NHIE uses the International Residential Code (IRC) as a source for correct answers to questions. Everybody’s Building Code is a good resource for learning about the IRC, and for finding code provisions.