Credentials

Each NIMS credential represents a collection of skills and knowledge, and a person that earns one has demonstrated competency in that occupational area. As that person earns more of these stackable credentials, they show that they have an array of skills that have been verified against an industry-written standard.

Use the filters below to browse through the available credentials by industry or skills level, or use the search bar to find a particular credential. Click on a credential name to find the competencies it covers, as well as all the related resources, including the performance assessment.

NIMS is in the process of converting credentials to align with the new Smart Standards format. Some credentials do not currently map to a job role, and will remain available in their classic form with no changes to content. Read more about these classic credentials and request access to related materials.

Basic Hydraulic Systems

One page for everything you need to know about the Basic Hydraulic Systems credential.
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Level I (entry level)

Basic Mechanical Systems

One page for everything you need to know about the Basic Mechanical Systems credential.
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Level I (entry level)

Basic Pneumatic Systems

One page for everything you need to know about the Basic Pneumatic Systems credential.
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Level I (entry level)

Electrical Systems

One page for everything you need to know about the Electrical Systems credential.
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Level I (entry level)

Electronic Control Systems

One page for everything you need to know about the Electronic Control Systems credential.
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Level I (entry level)

Inspector

One page for everything you need to know about the Inspector credential. Individuals who earn this credential will be able to inspect their students’ parts for performance validation in earning NIMS credentials.
Inspection
Professional

Maintenance Operations

One page for everything you need to know about the Maintenance Operations credential.
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Level I (entry level)

Process Control Systems

One page for everything you need to know about the Process Control Systems credential.
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Level I (entry level)
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