WOMOS 914A Allied Trades Warrant Officer

WOMOS Description

Supervises setup, maintenance, and operation of machine tools used to make or repair metal parts, mechanisms, tools, or machinery; applies knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, and layout machinery procedures; manages service section shop engaged in metalworking, automotive component repair, and the allied trades; supervises personnel who operate general or specialized metalworking machines such as lathes and turning machines; supervises automotive body repair and painting, glass, plastic, machine, canvas, leather, welding, and woodworking shop activities and the recovery of all types of wheeled or track vehicles or equipment; controls work quality by instruction of subordinates and inspection of work in progress and completed work; interprets regulations, orders, and specifications and demonstrates correct procedures; plans shop layout; conducts training and orientation of personnel in technical procedures and equipment innovations; directs shop operations, including supply, scheduling, work flow, and personnel management; uses automated and manual systems in managing supplies of repair parts, tools, fuel, and technical publications; prepares, implements, and maintains standard operating procedures for management of maintenance activities; may be employed as a service school instructor; performs other officer-level duties required by mission of the unit to which assigned. For more information on WOMOS 914A, see this Army website.

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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

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Indicates the credential may have funding through the MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base. Click here for more information.

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

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Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

Click here to go to Certified Safety Professional (CSP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) is an intermediate-level credential for professionals who support workplace safety practices. CSPs conduct worksite assessments, determine risk, measure hazards and controls, evaluate risk and hazard control measures, investigate incidents, maintain incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. CSP candidates must meet experiential requirements that relate to the field of workplace safety. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Master Collision Repair Technicians COOL Snapshot page.

The Collision Repair and Refinish certification is designed to identify and recognize those collision repair technicians and refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. The ASE Collision Repair Test Series includes one test for paint refinishers and three other tests for repair technicians, covering non-structural damage repair, structural damage repair, and vehicle mechanical and electrical system repair. These tests are all intended for hands-on collision technicians. ASE also offers a test specially designed for collision damage estimators. To become ASE certified, technicians must pass one or more of the Collision Repair exams and present proof of two years of relevant work experience. Those who pass the three collision repair tests plus the painting and refinishing test become ASE-certified Master Collision Repair/Refinishing technicians. Technicians may substitute two years of relevant formal training for up to one year of the work experience requirement
Click here to go to Certified Welder (CW) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 6 months

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welder (CW) is a performance-based certification with no prerequisite courses or certifications required. The CW program tests welders on procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification. Tests for CW are performed at AWS Accredited Testing Facilities located throughout the world and are performance based. Final certification will provide candidates with a "transferrable" credential. 

Click here to go to Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) is an entry-level credential for individuals who perform welding quality control and quality assurance activities. Individuals who earn the CAWI work in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacture, construction, or fabrication of their products. Those holidng the CAWI perform welding inspections under the active supervision of Senior Certified Welding Inspectors (SCWI) and Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI). CAWI candidates must meet experiential requirements and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Welding Society (AWS), Senior Certified Welding Inspector (SCWI) certification is an advanced-level credential for supervisory or managerial welding quality control and quality assurance professionals. SCWIs work in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacture, construction, or fabrication of their products. SCWIs supervise others and are responsible for directing and performing operations to ensure that all welding-related activities meet applicable requirements. SCWIs work in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacture, construction, or fabrication of their products. SCWIs know which factors influence welding quality; how to oversee welders to ensure higher-quality work; and the complementary factors that help maximize productivity. SCWIs must meet experiential requirements and pass an exam.
Click here to go to Certified Welding Educator (CWE) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welding Educator (CWE) is for industry professionals specializing in welding education. The Certified Welding Educator Program defines minimum standards for welding educators and to provide respected recognition for those who demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience needed. Certified Welding Educators understand welding training requirements, prepare instruction plans, conduct training classes, and evaluate student performance. They may use prepared instruction materials or develop their own original instructional materials. They are familiar with welding processes, welding procedures, welder qualifications, materials and the limitations of weld testing. They must be able to read drawings, prepare records and develop reports. Candidates must hold a high school diploma or equivalent and have at least five years of experience. Candidates must also hold a valid AWS Certified Welder certification or its equal, or pass the AWS Certified Welder examination. Candidates must pass a written and practical examination.
Click here to go to Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) is a mid-level certification for welding industry professionals. The Certified Welding Inspector certification requires a thorough knowledge of the complete fabrication and welding process. The CWI is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, and successful companies have come to rely on this AWS certification when ensuring the highest level of quality workmanship. Candidates must pass a written and practical examination.
Click here to go to Certified Control Systems Technician - Level I (CCST-I) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Certified Control Systems Technician – Level I (CCST-I) credential offers third-party recognition of a technician's knowledge and skills in automation and control. CCSTs understand process control looks and process control systems, including computer systems. CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST certifications are available at three levels, depending on the level of experience, training and education, with Level I being the most basic. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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The United States Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is for individuals who drive certain Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). There are three classes of CDLs with endorsements for specialized qualifications for vehicles like school buses, tank trucks, and tractor trailers. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires drivers to obtain and hold a CDL if they operate in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce and drive a vehicle that meets one or more of the classifications of a CMV described on the FMSCA website. FMSCA has developed and issued standards for state testing and licensing of CDL holders. These standards require state governments to issue CDLs to certain CMV drivers only after the driver passes knowledge and skills testing that is administered by the state and related to the type of vehicle the driver expects to operate.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Measurement, Materials, and Safety Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level I - Measurement, Materials, and Safety Skills certification is an entry-level machinist credential. Applicants are not required to have any minimal education, experience or training, however passing the exam is required.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc (NIMS), Machining Level I certification is an entry-level machinist credential. Level I credentials identify and recognize machinists with the requisite skills required of a machinist who can perform machining tasks that involve job planning, benchwork, and layout work. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and a written examination. The performance assessment includes manufacturing a part, setting-up and operating a machine, and writing a program.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Drill Press Skills I COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (CMRP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professional (SMRP), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) is a certification for maintenance, reliability and physical asset management professionals. CMRP candidates should possess aptitude in the following areas: business and management, equipment reliability, manufacturing process reliability, organization and leadership, and work management. There are no experience or education eligibility requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) is a certification for maintenance and reliability technicians who are responsible for preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance. CMRT candidates should possess aptitude in the following areas: maintenance practices, preventative and predictive maintenance, troubleshooting and analysis, and corrective maintenance. There are no experience or education eligibility requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Metalforming Skills - Level I COOL Snapshot page.

The NIMS Metalforming Skills - Level I certification is an entry-level machinist certification. Achieving a NIMS credential is a means through which an individual involved or interested in metalforming can prove their abilities to themselves, to their instructors or employers and to the customer.
Click here to go to Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Welding Society (AWS), Certified Welding Supervisor (CWS) certification is an advanced-level welding credential. CWSs work in every industry that uses welding as a core process in the manufacture, construction, or fabrication of their products. CWSs must know which factors influence welding quality; how to oversee welders to ensure higher-quality work; and the complementary factors that help maximize productivity.
Click here to go to Machine Maintenance Service and Repair Level II - Preventive Maintenance II COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Machine Maintenance Service and Repair Level III - Machine Service and Repair III COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Machine Maintenance Service and Repair Level III - Machine Repair/Rebuilding III COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Collision Repair and Refinish - Painting and Refinishing (B2) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Collision Repair and Refinish - Painting and Refinishing (B2) certification is for Collision Repair Technicians and Refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. To earn the Collision Repair and Refinish - Painting and Refinishing (B2) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in collision repair or refinishing and pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Collision Repair and Refinish - Non-structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B3) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Collision Repair and Refinish - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B3) certification is for Collision Repair Technicians and Refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. To earn the Collision Repair and Refinish - Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B3) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in collision repair or refinishing and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Collision Repair and Refinish - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B4) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Collision Repair and Refinish - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B4) certification is for Collision Repair Technicians and Refinishers who possess knowledge of the skills necessary to properly analyze and repair automotive collision damage and correct paint finish damage. To earn the Collision Repair and Refinish - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (B4) certification, candidates must have at least two years of hands-on work experience in collision repair or refinishing and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Screw Machining Level II - Operate with Single Spindles II COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Screw Machining Level II - Operate with Multiple Spindles II COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Screw Machining Level III - Setup & Operate with Multiple Spindles III COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - Manual Milling Skills II COOL Snapshot page.

Machining Level II - Manual Milling Skills II. Level II machining skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the core competencies of Machining Skills Level I and have advanced to higher levels of technical competency or have developed new competencies. The general areas of competency remain: bench skills, metal cutting skills, inspection and quality assurance skills. Level II machining skills apply to both single-part and multiple-part production. A person who has achieved Level II machining skills competency has no direct supervision responsibilities for other operators or production workers. However, people who have achieved Level II competence will occasionally provide training for beginning machining technicians. Candidates must complete a performance evaluation.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - Drill Press Skills II COOL Snapshot page.

Machining Level II - Drill Press Skills II. Level II machining skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the core competencies of Machining Skills Level I and have advanced to higher levels of technical competency or have developed new competencies. The general areas of competency remain: bench skills, metal cutting skills, inspection and quality assurance skills. Level II machining skills apply to both single-part and multiple-part production. A person who has achieved Level II machining skills competency has no direct supervision responsibilities for other operators or production workers. However, people who have achieved Level II competence will occasionally provide training for beginning machining technicians. Candidates must complete a performance evaluation.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - Surface Grinding Skills COOL Snapshot page.

Machining Level II - Surface Grinding Skills. Level II machining skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the core competencies of Machining Skills Level I and have advanced to higher levels of technical competency or have developed new competencies. The general areas of competency remain: bench skills, metal cutting skills, inspection and quality assurance skills. Level II machining skills apply to both single-part and multiple-part production. A person who has achieved Level II machining skills competency has no direct supervision responsibilities for other operators or production workers. However, people who have achieved Level II competence will occasionally provide training for beginning machining technicians. Candidates must complete a performance evaluation.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - CNC Milling Skills II COOL Snapshot page.

Machining Level II - CNC Milling Skills II. Level II machining skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the core competencies of Machining Skills Level I and have advanced to higher levels of technical competency or have developed new competencies. The general areas of competency remain: bench skills, metal cutting skills, inspection and quality assurance skills. Level II machining skills apply to both single-part and multiple-part production. A person who has achieved Level II machining skills competency has no direct supervision responsibilities for other operators or production workers. However, people who have achieved Level II competence will occasionally provide training for beginning machining technicians. Candidates must operate CNC milling machinery during a performance evaluation, which consists of creating a qualified CNC program, seting up and operating the mill, changing tool values as necessary, and replacing and qualifying tooling as necessary.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - CNC Turning Skills II COOL Snapshot page.

Machining Level II - CNC Turning Skills II. Level II machining skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the core competencies of Machining Skills Level I and have advanced to higher levels of technical competency or have developed new competencies. The general areas of competency remain: bench skills, metal cutting skills, inspection and quality assurance skills. Level II machining skills apply to both single-part and multiple-part production. A person who has achieved Level II machining skills competency has no direct supervision responsibilities for other operators or production workers. However, people who have achieved Level II competence will occasionally provide training for beginning machining technicians. Given a CNC lathe, candidates must create a qualified CNC Program, setup and operate the lathe, change tool alues as necessary, replace and qualify tooling as necessary. More information about the performance evaluation can be found on the certifying agency's website.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - EDM - 2-Axis Wire COOL Snapshot page.

Machining Level II - EDM - 2-Axis Wire. Level II machining skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the core competencies of Machining Skills Level I and have advanced to higher levels of technical competency or have developed new competencies. The general areas of competency remain: bench skills, metal cutting skills, inspection and quality assurance skills. Level II machining skills apply to both single-part and multiple-part production. A person who has achieved Level II machining skills competency has no direct supervision responsibilities for other operators or production workers. However, people who have achieved Level II competence will occasionally provide training for beginning machining technicians. Candidates must complete a performance evaluation, which states: Given a print, process plan, an appropriate selection of wire electrodes, workholding devices, EDM fluids, and 2 axis wire EDM machine, perform the EDM operation called out on the process plan. Candidates must match the requirements of the part print with a 125 microinch finish or better.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - EDM - Plunge COOL Snapshot page.

Machining Level II - EDM - Plunge. Level II machining skills are used by skilled tradespersons who have achieved proficiency in the core competencies of Machining Skills Level I and have advanced to higher levels of technical competency or have developed new competencies. The general areas of competency remain: bench skills, metal cutting skills, inspection and quality assurance skills. Level II machining skills apply to both single-part and multiple-part production. A person who has achieved Level II machining skills competency has no direct supervision responsibilities for other operators or production workers. However, people who have achieved Level II competence will occasionally provide training for beginning machining technicians. Candidates must complete a performance evaluation, which states: Given a print, process plan, select proper electrode material and produce electrode. Select proper workholding devices, EDM fluids, and plunge EDM machine. Perform the EDM operation called out on the process plan.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Manual Milling Skills I COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Turning Operations: Turning Chucking Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level I certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning - Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning.  Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance and written examination. The performance exam will be the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part. There are performance assessment requirements for all skill cluster areas except Measurement, Materials, & Safety Skills. One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).

Click here to go to Machining Level I - Grinding Skills I COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Lathe Programming Setup & Operations COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The NIMS Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations certification is an entry-level machinist certification. Achieving a NIMS credential is a means through which an individual involved or interested in metalforming can prove their abilities to themselves, to their instructors or employers and to the customer.
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Lathe Operations COOL Snapshot page.

The Machining Level 1 certification identifies and recognizes Machinists with skills applicable to the specific metalworking process and level of competency. Machining Level I certifications are offered in nine different machining skill cluster areas, each of which allows an individual to focus on skill sets that are most important to their job or career objectives. These skill cluster areas are Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, Measurement, Materials, and Safety, Vertical Milling, Drill Press, Surface Grinding, Turning – Between Centers, Turning-Chucking, CNC Milling, and CNC Turning. Earning a NIMS certification requires the successful completion of both a performance assessment and written examination. The performance assessment will include the manufacturing of a part, the set-up and operation of a machine or the writing of a program that will manufacture a specific part.  There is only one project for the candidate to complete for each Machining Level I skill area.  Some skill areas encompass two or more performance requirements.  One written exam is available for both Turning skill cluster areas (each turning area has a separate performance assessment).
Click here to go to Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Operations COOL Snapshot page.

The NIMS Machining Level I - CNC Milling: Operations certification is an entry-level machinist certification. Achieving a NIMS credential is a means through which an individual involved or interested in CNC milling can prove their abilities to themselves, to their instructors or employers and to the customer.
Click here to go to Associate Safety Professional (ASP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification validates an individual's knowledge and experience in the safety profession. ASP certifies an individual's ability to perform at least 50% of professional-level safety duties in safety, health, environment, and ergonomics. Safety professionals are required to make worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluate risks and hazard control measures for equipment, systems, facilities, and processes, investigate incidents, maintain and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. ASP candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must take a written exam.
Click here to go to Machining Level II - Cylindrical Grinding Skills COOL Snapshot page.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials are earned by students, trainees, apprentices, employees, and military personnel. By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals demonstrate that their skills meet industry established standards.
Click here to go to Certified Control Systems Technician - Level II (CCST-II) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Society of Automation (ISA), Certified Control Systems Technician – Level II (CCST-II) credential offers third-party recognition of a technician's knowledge and skills in automation and control. CCSTs understand process control looks and process control systems, including computer systems. CCSTs calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. CCST certifications are available at three levels, depending on the level of experience, training and education, with Level II being the mid-level. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Certification Test (G1) COOL Snapshot page.

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High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

Registered Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

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Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

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