Exam Content Outline

The Healthy Homes Specialist Credential examination consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. Of the 75 questions, 10  questions are unscored, pilot items. Candidates will not be made aware  of which questions are pilot items. You are given two (2) hours to complete the examination.

 

The following represents the exam content:

 

 

Duties and Tasks

Final Weightings

Number of Items

A

Outreach, Identification, and Intake of Clients

12.00%

8

1

Identify Community Partners and Resources

2%

1

2

Promote Healthy Homes Concepts and Programs

2%

1

3

Define Target Population

2%

2

4

Determine Community Housing-Related Health Needs

2%

1

5

Screen Households for Eligibility

1%

1

6

Educate Stakeholders about Healthy Homes Concepts and Principles

3%

2

B

Interface with Household and/or Building Rep

20.00%

13

1

Orient Household to Program Process

2%

1

2

Obtain Confidentiality Agreements and Other Releases

1%

1

3

Perform Structured Interview (i.e. Survey)

1%

1

4

Perform Open-Ended Interview (Occupant-Specific)

3%

1

5

Record Occupant Observations About the Property

1%

1

6

Document Special/Unmet Needs

1%

1

7

Record Observations about Tenant and Building Representative Behavior

1%

1

8

Record Building History from the Building Representative

3%

1

9

Outline Risks and Liabilities to Building Representative

3%

2

10

Instruct Occupant and/or Building Representative on Short Term Corrective Actions

3%

2

11

Conduct Review and Recap Interview Activities

1%

1

C

Physical Environment Assessment

30.00%

19

1

Review Property Records

1%

1

2

Schedule a Site Visit

1%

1

3

Conduct an Exterior Walk-Through

3%

2

4

Determine an Interior Walk-Through Plan

3%

2

5

Assess Cleanliness and Cleanability

2%

1

6

Perform Assessment for Moisture Problems

4%

2

7

Inspect for Evidence of Pests

3%

2

8

Conduct Safety Evaluation

3%

2

9

Assess Presence of Contaminants

4%

2

10

Assess Mechanical Ventilation Function

3%

2

11

Evaluate Thermal Conditions

3%

2

D

Synthesize Building and Client Findings and Provide Conclusions and Recommendations

15.00%

10

1

Analyze and Interpret Findings

7%

5

2

Create a List of Occupant and/or Building Representative Interventions

5%

3

3

Evaluate SOW of Physical Structures

3%

2

E

Implementation of Interventions

15.00%

10

1

Provide Intervention Resources to Occupants

5%

3

2

Monitor Occupant Participation

3%

2

3

Monitor Bid Process and Contracting

1%

1

4

Monitor Construction Process

2%

2

5

Execute Close-Out Procedures

4%

2

F

Evaluation of Project

8.00%

5

1

Conduct Follow-up Inspection

5%

3

2

Measure and Disseminate Program Results

3%

2

 

Total

100.00%

65