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.

I want to be an apprentice. What do I do?

Contact your state apprenticeship office to learn about opportunities in your region.
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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 on the Candidate Welcome screen click Take Test.
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Is there a time limit between when a candidate registers and when a candidate actually tests?

No. The candidate can start testing immediately after registering or when he or she is ready.
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Is there a time limit for the online theory tests?

Yes, each theory assessment has a 90-minute time limit.
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Is there a waiting period before I can retake an online test?

No, but it is recommended that candidates take time to review before retaking an online test.
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My school/company is new to NIMS. How do we get started?

Download a Credentialing Starter Kit and refer to other tools and step-by-step instructions.
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What are Credentialing Achievement Records (CARs)?

The CAR contains a series of hands-on skill checks through which a candidate demonstrates that he or she possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the credentials being pursued.
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What are the benefits of an apprenticeship program?

Various for the Employer, Apprentice and Community
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