NIMS certifications are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel nationwide and recognized around the world. By earning NIMS credentials, individuals have a competitive edge when applying for metalworking jobs because they have demonstrated that their machining skills meet the industry established standards. And NIMS credentials never expire. The course is designed to have the student produce metalworking components to exact specifications; students then complete a computer based test on their knowledge. Students may prepare for 1-3 credentials depending on their scope and requirements, as approved by the instructor. Class time is devoted to producing components and preparing for the test. Materials and test fees are included in the tuition.