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.

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.
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How do I send a performance affidavit to NIMS?

Use the Affidavit Upload Portal. Multiple affidavits may be sent at once.
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How do I start an apprenticeship program for my company?

View Steps to Build an Apprenticeship or a more detailed Apprenticeship Checklist...
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How do I take a theory test?

Log into the NIMS website and navigate to the testing center page. Please click on this FAQ and follow the video tutorial to watch the testing process from start to finish.
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How long are credentials valid before they expire?

Credentials do not expire. They are valid for life.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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How long is the accreditation valid?

Accreditation is valid for five years at a time. Upon expiration, the program is encouraged to renew accreditation. See more about the renewal process.
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I passed the theory test, when will I receive my credential?

Passing a theory test results in three ways to access your credential...
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I registered my school/company with NIMS. Now what?

Log in and visit the Resources Page to view, download, or print NIMS standards, testing materials, study guides, apprenticeship guides, accreditation information, and more.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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