AISC Certification for ERECTORS

"We knew we were a good company….But as we went through the certification process, we identified some programs that could be improved. As a result, we are an even better company as an AISC Certified Erector."

-Homer Peterson, Peterson Beckner Industries, Certified since 2000

Key Qualifications for Certification

QMC auditors verify that a quality system is in place, implemented, and effective. Following are examples of key qualifications for certified erectors:

  • The firm's written safety plan, compliant with governmental regulations, is understood and implemented by supervision and the erection crew.
  • All welders are qualified per American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1. Written welding procedures, compliant with AWS specifications are available and used by welders.
  • Written bolt tightening procedures, compliant with the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) specifications, are in place and used.
  • A written procedure for fall protection is periodically monitored and recorded by a person trained in fall protection and authorized to require needed corrections.
  • Crane operators are CCO certified or equivalently trained and/or experienced.
  • Project-specific erection plans with hoisting and erection requirements are communicated and implemented in the field.


Please use the navigation on the left to view additional information about the erector program based on whether you are currently Certified or not.