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 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.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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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 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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