Grinding II (Surface)


  • Job planning and management
  • Quality control and inspection
  • Process adjustment and improvement
  • General maintenance
  • Industrial safety and environmental protection
  • Career management and employment relations
  • Written and oral communications
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering drawings and sketches
  • Measurement
  • Metalworking theory
  • Applied materials

Industry Standard

Machining Level II


  • Assessment Type: Print, time limit is 4 hours (from official blueprint only)
  • MET-TEC Inspection: Required
  • Performance Affidavit: Submitted online via evaluator


  • 100 questions
  • 90-minute time limit
  • Proctor required
  • Paper version available
  • Retake policy

Note: The theory assessment for Grinding II (Cylindrical) and Grinding II (Surface) is the same. Once a candidate completes the test for either credential, the test is marked as passed for both. The candidate must complete both performance assessments to earn both credentials.


Visit the Credentialing Fees page for the latest pricing information.

Study Material

  • From NIMS: None at this time
  • Endorsed Third-Party Materials: None at this time