NIMS Launches Program to Speed Up Inspection Credentialing

NIMS has launched the pilot of a NIMS Inspector Credential program that will expedite the process of earning credentials without having the normal month-long turnaround time. 

NIMS, alongside partners Verisurf and Immerse2learn, has launched a pilot for the NIMS Inspector Credential, to be released in the fall of 2018. It is expected to promote a faster, more efficient performance validation for NIMS credentials. Among its benefits, the credential will enable inspection of NIMS performance parts at schools and will reduce inspection times.

According to Montez King, executive director, “As certification continues to grow and become more recognized in industry, the Inspector Credential helps to address our customers’ needs. Instructors now have more control over the process of testing and evaluation of student parts while better managing the expectations of students regarding timing to receive NIMS Certification.”

“It is extremely gratifying to be part of bringing the NIMS performance validation solution to the education market,” says Chris Bien, president of Immerse2learn. “There is such a demand for skilled workers today that anything that can shorten and improve the training process is a welcome sight,” says Chris Bien, president of Immerse2learn.

Until now, schools offering NIMS Certification training were required to send out their students’ machined test parts to be inspected and evaluated by a sanctioned Met-Tec review committee made up of working professionals volunteering their time. The process often takes a month or more, holding up final certifications. Once the program is launched, this process will be available to automated inspection software providers as well as for open setup inspection.