AISC Certification

Governing Requirements Transition

Thank you for participating in the AISC Certification Program. Beginning June 1, 2019, certified companies will follow the updated Governing Requirements for Certification Programs. The updated requirements reference the Standard for Steel Fabrication and Erection, and Manufacturing of Metal Components (AISC 207-16).

AISC Certification has released two Bulletins covering the changes to the AISC Certification program documentation and enforcement procedures:

To maintain your certification, it’s important that you review these Bulletins and the documents that are being updated.

To help you with the transition, we have provided a series of resources and tools below. If you have any questions, please click the button to the right or call us at 312.670.7520.

Additional Conversion Resources

Below is a list of other helpful tools to assist you in converting from the current criteria to the Governing Requirements. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to click the "Questions" button to the right or call us at 312.670.7520.

What is an Area of Concern?

Areas of Concern (AOCs)

QMC auditors use AOCs to inform you of recent changes to the Governing Requirements, the Standard, and/or other normative reference documents.

If the auditor issues an AOC, s/he will review the AOC at the following audit. If you do not effectively resolve an AOC before the next audit, the auditor will issue a CAR.

You can find more information about AOCs in PR5.8 of the Governing Requirements document.

What is a Corrective Action Request?

Corrective Action Requests (CARs)

QMC auditors issue CARs when s/he finds evidence that your quality management system (QMS) is not effective.

CARs are serious and can jeopardize your AISC certification status.

You must submit evidence that you are working to resolve every CAR within 30 days of the audit or your certification status will be withdrawn or denied, in accordance with updated PR6.1.

You can find more information about CARs in PR5.8 of the Governing Requirements document.

How to Get Help

The AISC Certification team is always available to answer your questions at or 312.670.7520.