Credentialing

NIMS credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel nationwide and around the world. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals secure a competitive edge when applying for jobs because they have demonstrated that their skills meet the industry established standards. 

Take a look at the credentials NIMS offers or download a printer-friendly list.

Interested in hosting NIMS testing? Employers, schools, and colleges can now schedule a free, one-on-one credentialing consultation with a NIMS expert.

Hosted in the past, but need a refresher? Try a short video tutorial.

Start earning credentials today

Are you ready to be a candidate?

Candidates are individuals who earn NIMS credentials. Candidates can be students, teachers, employees, trainees, trainers, apprentices, military service men and women, and beyond.

Check out the process of earning a NIMS credential.

Do you represent an employer?

Use NIMS credentials as a basis for recruiting, hiring, placement and promotion, all to ensure that you are getting the best job candidates out there. See the benefits of credentialing in the workplace.

Want to take it a step further? Start training and credentialing your existing workforce. Check out our On-the-Job Training System, which provides a systematic and rigorous framework that your company can use to dramatically improve the quality of its internal training. See other training workshops.

Are you an instructor at a school or college?

NIMS credentials set the baseline for your curriculum, provide a method of measuring instructor quality, and enable your students to work towards a national, industry-recognized achievement. Plus, credentials are a foundation for articulating experience into college credit and into apprenticeships.

Students can begin earning credentials any time. Instructor credentials are not required, nor are site inspections. Check out the process of earning a NIMS credential to get started.

"By credentialing our workforce, we have an objective method for competency-based wage progression and filtering for new hires”

Greg Chambers, Director of Compliance, Oberg Industries, Inc.