Industry 4.0 Standards

NIMS Smart Standards are centered on job roles defined by collections of individual duties. These duties establish minimum performance requirements independent of specifications or tolerances.

Performance Measures (PMs) are practical experiences that validate an individual or team meets the minimum requirements to perform on the job. NIMS has developed a framework that organizations may use to design customized PMs to include specifications and tolerances most relevant to their operations. Organizations may also select pre-developed PMs from a NIMS catalog.

Knowledge Requirements are specified for each job role in the standard. NIMS theory tests validate successful retention of knowledge required to perform duties within a role.

These standards are currently undergoing national validation


The content of this standard is the result of hours of work from a national Technical Work Group and is currently undergoing national validation by subject matter experts in industry and education.

NIMS extends a special thank you to Festo Didactic Inc. for their partnership and sponsorship in the development of this standard.

Standard ID: TBD

First Published: July 2020

Last Modified: July 2020