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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

Non-Accredited Programs:

• Candidate Registration Fee:  $40.00
   This is a one-time fee, applicable only to individuals seeking a first NIMS Credential.  This fee
   must be paid before an individual is eligible to take any Online Theory Exam.


• 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

Accredited Programs:

• Candidate Registration Fee:  $40.00
   This is a one-time fee, applicable only to individuals seeking a first NIMS Credential.  This fee
   must be paid before an individual is eligible to take any Online Theory Exam.


• NIMS Performance Exam - Level One, Two, and Three:  FREE!

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

*NIMS Accredited Programs receive a 20% discount on theory exams.


NOTE:  Programs without internet access and/or requiring paper versions of Online Theory Exams should double the prices listed above.  (ex. Level I Online Theory Exam at Non-Accredited Program is $70 per person)

 

Methods of Payment

Option 1)  Payment may be made by credit card at the time of registration and/or at the time of taking an Online Theory Exam. 

Option 2)  Organizations may pay ahead of time, in which case NIMS staff will assign incoming funds to an account and provide an account code that can be entered anytime the NIMS Online Testing Center prompts for payment.  By using this code, those pre-paid funds will be drawn from, similar to a checking account.
 

To pre-pay and receive an account code:

1.  Calculate your costs.   Using the fee schedule above, calculate how much your training program plans to spend between registration and/or Online Theory Exam fees.  Keep in mind that regsitration is only required once per candidate.  Candidates that registered in the past will not need to re-register or re-pay the $40 fee.

2.  Provide payment.  Send a purchase order, check, or make a credit card payment over the phone for the total funds identified in step one above. Purchase orders may be faxed to NIMS at (703) 352-4991.  Following reception of the purchase order, NIMS will mail an invoice to your program.

3.  Receive account code.  Once NIMS has payment via check, PO, or credit card, a staff member will contact you with an account code which will allow you to draw on this money by simply entering the four-digit account code whenever prompted to pay registration fees or Online Theory Exam fees.  Contact NIMS Staff anytime to check the balance of your funds or to add more.

 

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