National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) offer credentials certifications for those seeking credentials in the field in Metal Working.
Please visit NIMS to learn more about specific test information and credentials.
Format of Test
This is a computer-based and multiple choice exam.
Items Allowed in Test
- Machinery’s Handbook OR the Shop Reference for Students & Apprentices
- A non-programmable calculator
- Scratch paper and pencil will be provided
All exams are 90 minutes long.
- A valid government issued photo ID.
- Driver's license
- Military ID
- Permanent resident card
NIMS Registration & Test Fee
Please visit NIMS to register and sign up for the exams prior to your arrival at our testing center.
- You will need to pay a life time registration fee ($40.00) to NIMS.
- Sign up for the exams.
$35.00 testing fee for Level I tests (Per exam payable to NIMS at the time of test registration.)
$50.00 testing fee for Level II and III tests (Per exam payable to NIMS at the time of test registration.)
CCD Testing Center Fee
There is a $15.00 CCD testing center fee. (Payable on test day)
Credentials will be printed and mailed within one week by NIMS.
Testing with Accommodations
Please email NIMS Support at Support@NIMS-Skills.org.
Retakes can be taken any time although all testing fees will still apply.