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.

Who is an evaluator?

An evaluator is the individual qualified to assess the performance of a candidate. Anyone who used to sign off on paper affidavits should now have an evaluator account with NIMS.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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Who is eligible to earn NIMS credentials?

Anyone, anywhere. As long candidates have access to the appropriate equipment and personnel in order to complete the performance and theory assessments.

Last Updated: 12/12/2017
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Who is the proctor?

Download the Proctor guide linked below. Proctor responsibilities and registration instructions are found in the guide.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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Who is the sponsor?

The sponsor is an old term for a role at NIMS that encompassed the responsibilities of Account Administrators and Evaluators.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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Who needs to be registered before my students or trainees can test?

Before testing begins, NIMS requires your organization to be registered and at least one account administrator, proctor, and evaluator to be registered.
Last Updated: 06/25/2019
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Who sets the wage for apprentices? And is there a training wage?

Apprentices are paid on a graduated wages scale that increases to the journey worker level at the end of the apprenticeship. This wage is determined by the employer.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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Why should I get credentials?

Click on this FAQ to read about multiple benefits.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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