AISC Certification

New Certification Standard

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is pleased to announce the release of Certification Standard for Steel Fabrication and Erection, and Manufacturing of Metal Components (AISC 207-16)

Although the title is new, this standard brings together provisions from four existing standards related to steel building fabrication, steel bridge fabrication, steel erection and metal component manufacturing. Developed by AISC's Certification Standards Committee, the new standard harmonizes common components of the existing standards into a cohesive document.

"Fabricators and erectors who hold multiple AISC Certificates will appreciate this new document," added Mark W. Trimble, PE, AISC vice president of certification. "With the roll out of the new standard, these companies will have one document that replaces several - with consistency across the certification programs built in."

Rollout: The program migration to the new standard will kickoff at NASCC: The Steel Conference ( in Baltimore on April 11-13, 2018. There will be three technical sessions on the fabricator certification program migration for building, bridge, hydraulic fabricators and component manufacturers.

Fabricators: The fabricator certification programs will migrate to the new standard on June 1, 2018.

Erectors: The erector certification program will migrate to the new standard on June 1, 2019.

Starting June 1, all certified companies will need to meet the new requirements. For questions please contact AISC Certification at or 312.670.7520.