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.

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.
Last Updated: 06/21/2019
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How do I log into the NIMS website?

To log in, visit the NIMS website home page and check the top right hand corner of your screen for a link that says "Log in/Register". To see the process firsthand, click this FAQ to watch a video tutorial.
Last Updated: 07/25/2018
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How do I register as a proctor?

On the NIMS website, navigate to the top right hand corner of the screen to Log in/Register and create a new account. After following several prompts, your Proctor account will be submitted to NIMS for approval. Click on this FAQ to watch a video tutorial that has step by step instructions for registration.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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How do I search for specific resource material on the NIMS website?

Click Resources in the menu at the top of the page, and then choose a resource category. Once on the page, you can select various check boxes to narrow down the search and find the exact material needed. Please click on this FAQ to watch a video tutorial describing a step by step process to search for resources.
Last Updated: 07/25/2018
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How do I send a performance affidavit to NIMS?

As of July 1, 2019, NIMS no longer accepts paper affidavits. Evaluators submit them online themselves, after being assigned by an account administrator.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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If my candidate stopped in the middle of a test, how can he or she continue?

With a proctor present, log into the NIMS Testing Center and click on Take Test.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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Is the Testing Center screen reader friendly?

Yes. NIMS uses Learnosity to power our online theory tests, which has built-in accessibility features. You can read more about the accessibility features offered by Learnosity on their website (click on this question for the link).
Last Updated: 01/27/2020
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Is there a time limit for the online theory tests?

Yes, each theory assessment has a 90-minute time limit.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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