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.

What are the computer system requirements for testing?

NIMS recommends using Chrome or Firefox.
Last Updated: 01/08/2018
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What do I do if I lost my username or password?

Visit the NIMS Online Testing Center and use the Forgot Username and/or Forgot Password buttons located on the login boxes.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What is a MET-TEC Committee?

Click on this FAQ to view more information.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What is a performance affidavit?

The affidavit documents a candidate’s successful completion of a performance assessment.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What is allowed during online theory tests?

Candidates may have ONLY the following during online testing...
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What is NIMS Accreditation and why should my training program seek accreditation through NIMS?

NIMS accreditation is the highest quality benchmark for metalworking training programs within the U.S.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What is the cost to test?

No registration fee is charged to an organization that hosts testing, nor to its employees who participate in the process.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What is the difference between credentialing and accreditation?

Credentials are a third-party validation of a person’s skills. Accreditation is a third-party validation of a training program as a whole.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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