NIMS Accreditation is the nation's only distinction for excellence in metalworking training as based on NIMS industry-written, industry-approved skills standards. Accreditation secures notable improvements across several quality areas:view benefits of accreditation.
When awarded, accreditation is valid for a five-year term. Annual fees are not assessed during the term however an effort to test students/trainees for NIMS credentials is required.
Advantages to Industry Programs
NIMS accreditation sends a powerful message that the program meets national industry standards. This is an important message to internal and external customers, the board of directors, employees, future employees customers and the community at-large.
Advantages to Education/Training Institutions
Achieving NIMS accreditation is also a great tool for educational institutions and also conveys an important message about the quality of the school to parents, the local governing body, state and federal partners, foundations, future students, industry and the local community.