Credentialing Process
Credentialing Fees
On-the-Job Training

Optional Plan for High-Volume Testing

The NIMS 1-Year Comprehensive Implementation Plan focuses on long-term program and performance expectations of metalworking training programs, while maximizing the ability of a training program to test against NIMS standards by establishing fixed registration and testing costs.  These fixed costs are based on the expectation of the training program to see an increasing number of candidates (students/trainees) each year.  This proposal will enable candidates to achieve their fullest certification potential without financial constraint.

This plan includes one year of unlimited registration fees, unlimited online theory exam fees, and waived accreditation fees (for first-time and renewal applicants) for a flat price of $5,000. 

Click to view a sample of the NIMS 1-Year Comprehensive Implementation Plan Proposal

Standard Credentialing Fees

     • Candidate Lifetime Registration Fee:  $40.00
         A one-time fee for anyone who wishes to pursue NIMS credentials.  Registration is valid for a lifetime.
    
     • NIMS Performance Exam - Level One, Two, and Three:  FREE!

     • NIMS Online Theory Exam - Level I:  $35.00 per person
     • NIMS Online Theory Exam - Level II:  $50.00 per person
     • NIMS Online Theory Exam - Level III:  $50.00 per person

Fees for NIMS-Accredited Programs

Registration fees for NIMS-Accredited programs are the same as above, however NIMS-Accredited programs receive a 20% discount on all online theory exam fees:

     • NIMS Online Theory Exam - Level I:  $28.00 per person
     • NIMS Online Theory Exam - Level II and Level III:  $40.00 per person

Fees for Paper Exams

Programs without internet access and/or requiring paper versions of exams should contact NIMS staff for more information and pricing.
 

Methods of Payment

View the payment method chart to select the payment method that works best for your program. 

 

Questions?  Contact NIMS Staff at (703) 352-4971 or by email at support@nims-skills.org.