Classic Credentials

In the new Smart Standards structure, based on job roles, anyone involved in instructional design can directly see which duties are aligned with specific job roles that are common in industry. Existing credentials that align with the job roles will be renamed, and new job roles identified will have credentials created for them.

Credentials From Converted Standards

The following credentials do not currently map to a job role in the new Smart Standards format, and will remain available in their classic form for now. Please contact NIMS staff for copies of performance documents and any study material (if available for that test).

  • Drill Press I
  • Drill Press II
  • EDM II (Conventional/Plunge)
  • EDM II (Wire)
  • Grinding I
  • Grinding II Cylindrical
  • Grinding II Surface
  • Maintenance Piping
  • Maintenance Welding

Credentials From Standards Not Converted

The following credentials align to standards that have not been converted to the new Smart Standards format, and will remain available in their classic form for now. Please contact NIMS staff for copies of performance documents and any study material (if available for that test).

  • Diemaking II
  • Diemaking III
  • Machine Maintenance, Repair, and Service II
  • Machine Maintenance, Repair, and Service III
  • Metalforming I
  • CNC Punch Press Operations II (Turret)
  • Press Brake Operations II (Non-CNC Drive)
  • Press Brake Operations II (Turret)
  • Press Brake Setup and Operations III (Non-CNC Mechanical)
  • Screw Machine Operations II (Multi-Spindle)
  • Screw Machine Operations II (Single Spindle)
  • Screw Machine Setup and Operations III (Multi-Spindle)
  • Screw Machine Setup and Operations III (Single Spindle)
  • Stamping Inspection & Quality Control III
  • Stamping Operations II (Compound Dies)
  • Stamping Operations II (Deep Draw Dies)
  • Stamping Operations II (Progressive Dies)
  • Stamping Operations II (Single Hit Tooling)
  • Stamping Setup and Operations III (Compound Dies)
  • Stamping Setup and Operations III (Deep Draw Dies)
  • Stamping Setup and Operations III (Progressive Dies)
  • Stamping Setup and Operations III (Single Hit Tooling)
Need copies of performance documents for any of these credentials?

Performance Exceptions

The following credentials either do not have performance requirements or the performance requirement is handled differently, so they are remaining in their classic form as well.

  • Inspector
  • Measurement, Materials, & Safety
  • OJT Trainer
  • OJT Senior Trainer
  • OJT Training Coordinator