CNC Lathe Operations


  • Applied mathematics
  • Cutting tool assembly
  • Geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Inspection
  • Machine maintenance
  • Machine safety
  • Machining applications
  • Measurements
  • Operations
  • Print reading
  • Shop safety

See Certification Toolkit for a complete list of competencies.

Standard: Machining Level I

Performance Assessment Type: CNC Lathe Operations CAR

MET-TEC Inspection: Not required

Performance Affidavit: Successful Affidavit of Completion (see CAR)

Theory Assessment: 49 questions

Study Guide/Sample Test: Cengage Learning's NIMS Machining Level I Study Guide

Re-Take Policy for Online Theory Exam: Re-take available anytime; fee reassessed for all re-takes; proctor required for all re-takes