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.

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 there a time limit between when a candidate registers and when a candidate actually tests?

No. The candidate must purchase a subscription or test pass and have a proctor assigned before they can test, but there is no waiting period between steps.
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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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Is there a waiting period before I can retake an online test?

Between the first and second attempt, no. The third attempt and each following attempt must be unlocked by NIMS staff, and only after a sixty day waiting period.
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My school or 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.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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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.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What are the benefits of an apprenticeship program?

Various for the Employer, Apprentice and Community
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What are the computer system requirements for testing?

NIMS recommends using Chrome or Firefox.
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