AISC Certification


Certification Resources

Looking for a handy tool to help streamline your quality management system? Below is a range of resources to help you do just that. From a non-conformance worksheet to an entire guide of required, normative and beneficial, informative references, these tools will simplify your daily tasks and improve your overall quality.

Updated!

Standard for Certification Programs

The updated AISC 207-20 features a new title, Standard for Certification Programs, and a brand-new sixth chapter for the certification of hydraulic metal structures. Also, this edition increases clarity with italicized text highlighting glossary-defined terms, terminology changes to account for digital documentation, and expanded commentary. Please check out Bulletin 2021-01 for more details on when the updated Stanard will take effect, or review one of our Sample Audit Guides to see the changes noted by each certification or endorsement. 

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If there is a resource you would like to see, let us know, and we can start working on it. If there is a tool you would like to submit, let us know that too!

You can contact us at certification@aisc.org or 312.670.7520.

Resources for Participants

Newsletters

Being more participant-responsive has been one of AISC Certification's goals for 2018 — and better communication with you, our certified participants, is one step toward reaching that goal. We want our communication to be plain-spoken, to the point, and include information that will benefit you. Through our quarterly newsletters, we will share the latest news from AISC Certification, and how the news might affect you. We will also include a quality-related article, providing insight into a hot-button industry issue, or highlight an element of the certification program that will add value to your investment in quality.

Click here to access AISC Certification's latest newsletters.

Fee Schedules

Updated Fee Schedules (Effective October 4, 2021)

See Bulletin 2021-07 for more information.

Domestic Erectors
Domestic Fabricators
International Fabricators

Submit Payments: 
American Institute of Steel Construction
PO Box 8761
Carol Stream, IL 60197-8761

Overnight Payments:
Associated Bank, Attn: Lockbox Operations
PO Box 978761
2012 Corporate Lane, Suite 108
Naperville, IL 60563

Wire Transfers/Credit Card Payments:
Please contact AISC for instructions.

Withholding Taxes:
The fee amounts shown in the AISC Certification Fee Schedule represent the net amounts due and do not include any applicable taxes or withholdings levied by jurisdictions inside or outside of the United States of America. Applicants and Participants are required to remit the full fee amount and are responsible for any applicable taxes or withholdings.

Bulletins

Certification Bulletins help to communicate program changes that may affect you. Their purpose is to explain the change and why it is occurring, plus they provide clarity and program transparency.

All of our bulletins can be found on our Bulletins page.

If you have any questions about these, please contact us at certification@aisc.org or 312.670.7520.

Gap Analysis

Do you wonder how your Quality Management System (QMS) compares?  Did you know that we offer assessments to assist with the implementation, effectiveness and sustainability of your QMS?

Remote Assessments

As always, we hope you, your family, and your employees stay safe in the weeks and months to come.

U.S. PARTICIPANTS

Starting August 30, 2021, we will begin phasing in in-person audits for our U.S. participants. See Bulletin 2021-06 for more information.

U.S. APPLICANTS

Starting July 1, 2021, we will begin performing in-person audits for our U.S. applicants.  See Bulletin 2021-04 for more information.

INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

Audits for our participants and applicants located outside of the U.S. will continue to be performed as remote assessments. See Bulletins 2021-05 and 2020-07.

If you have any questions or concerns about this new solution, please contact AISC Certification directly at either certification@aisc.org or 312.670.7520.

For more information, see our Remote Assessments page.

NASCC: The Steel Conference Sessions

Resources for Applicants

Certification Application Process

Below is the general process for applying to AISC Certification. The process takes roughly six to seven months conservatively. If you have specific questions, please contact AISC Certification at certification@aisc.org or 312.670.7520.

  1. Applicant to complete the online application form:
    • AISC will review the form and send an email requesting an extended application, Application Documentation Submittals, and fee.
    • The applicant will submit completed extended application, Application Documentation Submittals (including quality manual), and fee.
  2. AISC will perform an Eligibility Review for all programs and endorsements the applicant has applied.
  3. AISC will move the applicant onto the documentation audit, in which the Audit Agency will perform an in-depth Documentation Audit of the Application Documentation Submittals. The applicant must resolve any deficiencies. Upon completion of the documentation audit, the site audit will be scheduled.
  4. The Audit Agency will perform a site audit where the auditor may issue Corrective Action Requests (CARs) for any deficiencies in the quality management system. CARs will be reviewed and must be resolved before findings will be submitted to AISC.
  5. Once the Audit Agency submits the audit findings, AISC will complete a series of reviews and determine certificate approval.

Fee Schedules

Updated Fee Schedules (Effective October 4, 2021)

See Bulletin 2021-07 for more information.

Domestic Erectors
Domestic Fabricators
International Fabricators

Submit Payments: 
American Institute of Steel Construction
PO Box 8761
Carol Stream, IL 60197-8761

Overnight Payments:
Associated Bank, Attn: Lockbox Operations
PO Box 978761
2012 Corporate Lane, Suite 108
Naperville, IL 60563

Wire Transfers/Credit Card Payments:
Please contact AISC for instructions.

Withholding Taxes:
The fee amounts shown in the AISC Certification Fee Schedule represent the net amounts due and do not include any applicable taxes or withholdings levied by jurisdictions inside or outside of the United States of America. Applicants and Participants are required to remit the full fee amount and are responsible for any applicable taxes or withholdings.

Pre-Assessment

Do you wonder how your Quality Management System (QMS) compares?  Did you know that we offer assessments to assist with the implementation, effectiveness and sustainability of your QMS?