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 are a valuable individual with 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.

EDM II (2-Axis Wire)

One page for everything you need to know about the EDM II (2-Axis Wire) credential.
Machining
Level II (journey level)

EDM II (Plunge)

One page for everything you need to know about the EDM II (Plunge) credential.
Machining
Level II (journey 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)

Grinding I

One page for everything you need to know about the Grinding I credential.
Machining
Level I (entry level)

Grinding II (Cylindrical)

One page for everything you need to know about the Grinding II (Cylindrical) credential.
Machining
Level II (journey level)

Grinding II (Surface)

One page for everything you need to know about the Grinding II (Surface) credential.
Machining
Level II (journey 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
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