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.

Do instructors/trainers need to earn NIMS credentials first?

No. Students/trainees can start testing anytime.
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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. sponsors, etc.).
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Does my program need to be accredited by NIMS before we can test?

No. Accreditation is 100% optional.
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How can I pay registration and/or test fees?

Pay-as-you-go with a credit card when registering or testing or Pre-pay and use an account code.
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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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How do I earn the Machining Level I credential?

NIMS does not offer a Machining Level I credential. NIMS has a Machining Level I Skill Standard and offers eleven (11) different credentials.
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How do I find my students/candidates?

To view your candidates, you must log in as an account administrator, and go to the Testing Center.
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How do I get a NIMS patch?

Candidates and sponsors can login and use the Patch Order Form found on the Welcome screen.
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