Credentialing Fees

Fee Types

    Effective July 1, 2019, NIMS is changing to a seat-based subscription purchasing for tests. There will no longer be a registration fee for candidates.

    One-Year Test Subscriptions

    One-year subscriptions will be available for fixed prices, with discounts available based on the number of users. Subscriptions will expire one year after purchase and will need to be renewed.  Extensions will be available for an additional cost. Custom combinations are available upon request.

    Subscription Price Number of Tests Included
    Entry Level (Machining I and Metalforming I) $125 12 (Credential List)
    Entry Level (ITM I) $125 9 (Credential List)
    Entry Level (CAM I) $110 3 (Still In Pilot)
    Advanced Level (All Level II and III) $175 30 (Credential List)
    Combo: CAM I + Entry Level Machining $50 (+ $125) 3 (+12)

    Note: Subscription pricing does not apply to the purchase of OJT Trainer, OJT Senior Trainer, OJT Training Coordinator, and Inspector.  Assessments for all OJT credentials must be purchased individually as test passes and separately from bulk credentialing purchases.

    Test Passes

    Candidates who wish to test for only one or two credentials will now purchase one- or two-test passes, valid for one calendar year. One retake is included for the one or two tests selected.

    Entry Level (Level I)

    Test Pass Price
    One Test $80
    Two Tests $110

    Advanced Level (Level II and III)

    Test Pass Price
    One Test $95
    Two Tests $125

    If you include an advanced level test in a two-test pass order, you will be charged the advanced level two-test pass price. Please select only entry level tests for the entry level two-test pass price.

      20% discount on test fees for select programs

      Payment Options

      NIMS makes available three payment options to accommodate individuals, manufacturing companies, and schools that host testing activities:

      Pay As You Go

      Payments can be made online before testing. Simply have a credit card available and enter required information at the point of purchase. Receipts are automatically emailed to the user completing the transaction.

      Prepay For Account Code

      If multiple registration and/or test fees are anticipated, you may calculate your entire anticipated spending and then prepay. Here's how:

      1. Use the Subscription Cost Calculator to determine your total spending.
      2. Send payment to NIMS via purchase order, check, or call to pay by credit card:
        • Upload a purchase order. A NIMS rep will send an email to you when processing is complete; typically within 48 hours.
        • Mail a check to NIMS at 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030. A NIMS rep will be in contact when the check is received and processed. When paying by check, always allow extra time for the check to be mailed and delivered.
        • Call NIMS at (703) 352-4971 to pay with a credit card. A NIMS rep will provide a receipt and account code by phone.
      3. Start testing!

      Volume Pricing

      Any credentialing subscription order for 50 users or more at one time is eligible for the volume pricing below that applies to any additional user seats purchased within the next calendar year from the original date. Subscription plans must be purchased for a minimum of 50 users at one time to qualify for the additional volume discount within the purchase year.

      Subscription Price for 50 Users Price Per User 51+
      Entry Level (Machining I and Metalforming I) $5,500 $10
      Entry Level (ITM I) $5,500 $10
      Entry Level (CAM I) $4,400 $10
      Advanced Level (All Level II and III) $6,500 $15
      Combo: CAM I + Entry Level Machining $6,500 $15

      NIMS no longer offers new 1-Year Credentialing/Unlimited Flat Rate plans.  Volume and bulk discounted prices will be available to high volume testing locations per the above discount structure. For super users with high volume, please contact NIMS for a price quote.

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