House Inspection Competency Exam

Consumer Protection BC requires anyone seeking a license to pass an association exam.

About our exam:

The intended audience for our exam is anyone who has taken the House Inspection Program through BCIT or the Western Pacific Property Inspectors Institute.

The exam has three sections – you can write them one at a time or all at once. The exam is closed book. For section three we provide some supplementary material for review.

Cost of the Exam:

The exam is $175 Plus GST per section and you would get 1.5 hours per section to complete.

What’s on the exam:

Section 1 of the exam covers roofing, flashings, chimneys, exterior, structural and electrical.

Section 2 covers cooling, heating, insulation, ventilation, plumbing

Section 3 covers report writing, building code, building envelope and hazardous materials.

How to take the exam:

Contact Erin Macedo

604-585-2788 Ext 247

Where to take the exam:

Exams must be written in a proctored setting. ASTTBC does not invigilate exams at this time. Acceptable proctoring locations are places such as libraries or college/university student centers.

Once you have paid for the exam and supplied us with the name and contact information of an invigilator we will send the exam and instructions to them. You will make writing arrangements with the proctor. Invigilation fees are borne unto the student.

What’s the passing mark? What about rewrites?

The passing grade for our exam is 70%. A candidate may rewrite the HICE exam a maximum of three times. If the first two don’t result in a passing grade then they must wait 12 months from the date of the last written exam to rewrite.