Credentials

Each NIMS credential represents a collection of skills and knowledge, and a person that earns one has demonstrated competency in that occupational area. As that person earns more of these stackable credentials, they show that they are a valuable individual with an array of skills that have been verified against an industry-written standard.

Use the filters below to browse through the available credentials by industry or skills level, or use the search bar to find a particular credential. Click on a credential name to find the competencies it covers, as well as all the related resources, including the performance assessment.

CNC Lathe II

One page for everything you need to know about the CNC Lathe II credential (also referred to as CNC Turning II).
Machining
Level II (journey level)

CNC Lathe Operations

One page for everything you need to know about the CNC Lathe Operations credential (also referred to as CNC Turning Operations, CNC Lathe Operator, or CNC Turning Operator).
Machining
Level I (entry level)

CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations

One page for everything you need to know about the CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations credential (also referred to as CNC Turning Programming Setup & Operations).
Machining
Level I (entry level)

CNC Mill II

One page for everything you need to know about the CNC Mill II credential.
Machining
Level II (journey level)

CNC Mill Operations

One page for everything you need to know about the CNC Mill Operations credential.
Machining
Level I (entry level)

CNC Mill Programming Setup & Operations

One page for everything you need to know about the CNC Mill Programming Setup & Operations credential.
Machining
Level I (entry level)

Drill Press I

One page for everything you need to know about the Drill Press I credential.
Machining
Level I (entry level)

Drill Press II

One page for everything you need to know about the Drill Press II credential.
Machining
Level II (journey level)
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