FAQs

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What are the payment options for purchasing subscriptions or test?

Pay as you go with a credit card when registering or testing or prepay and use an account code.
Last Updated: 08/16/2019
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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 links located below the login boxes.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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What does NIMS stand for?

NIMS stands for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
Last Updated: 01/01/2018
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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: 06/24/2019
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What is allowed during online theory tests?

Click on this FAQ to see all permitted items.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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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: 06/24/2019
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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 administering the process. NIMS fees apply only to those who wish to test for credentials.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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