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 retake the online tests?

Yes. Retakes are included with a subscription purchase for one year. The second retake may be taken immediately, however the third and each following retake will have a 60-day waiting period between them. The waiting period does not apply to test passes because only one retake is included.
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Can I start with Level II credentials?

Yes, you can start with Level II.
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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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Do instructors/trainers need to earn NIMS credentials first?

No. Students/trainees can start testing any time.
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Do you have to earn NIMS credentials in a specific order?

No. You can earn any credential any time as long as you have access to the right equipment and personnel (i.e. account administrators, etc.).
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How do I earn the Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) Level I credential?

NIMS does not offer an ITM Level I credential. NIMS has an ITM Level I Skill Standard and offers nine (9) different credentials based on that standard.
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