FAQs

Search and filter through some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below. An excerpt of the answer is displayed on this page, but for longer answers, please click on the colored bar around the question itself.

Are all theory tests taken online?

Yes. NIMS can provide accommodations when IEPs or other special circumstances arise.
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Can I get help from NIMS in setting up my apprenticeship program?

Yes. NIMS has existing frameworks and a knowledgeable team that are ready to develop manufacturing apprenticeships based on national standards.
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Can I retake the online tests?

Yes. Retakes may be taken anytime. Proctor presence is required and theory test fees are reassessed.
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Can I start with Level II credentials?

Yes, you can start with Level II.
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Can I tier the progressive wage scale to NIMS credentials?

Yes, NIMS credentials can be used to benchmark progress and award wage increases.
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Can my apprenticeship program be competency based rather than time based?

Yes. DOL regulations allow for programs to be time-based, competency-based, or a hybrid of the two program styles.
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Can people under the age of eighteen (18) earn NIMS credentials?

Yes, as long as they are participating in a state- recognized training program at a school, career center, etc.
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Do I need a MET-TEC Committee?

That depends on which credentials are being pursued. This information can be found in the Credentialing Starter Kit.
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