AISC Issues New Certification Program Requirements for Public Comment

AISC is now accepting public comments through January 8 on proposed requirements for its new Hydraulic Steel Structures Certification Program and updated Building Certification Program. Following a review of public comments received, AISC will issue each program’s new requirements and begin a two-year conversion for both programs.

“The use of a governing requirement document began with our completed and successful conversion of the bridge certification program from a checklist to the bridge requirements, which was followed by the conversion of our erector certification program,” said Jacques Cattan, AISC vice president responsible for certification. “Our goal is to provide consistency, clarity and transparency to our program requirements and processes.”

The Hydraulic Steel Structures program is the newest addition to AISC’s current set of certification programs, which include building fabrication, bridge fabrication, component manufacturing and erection. AISC developed the new program and requirements in response to the needs of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. These requirements will be the governing criteria for this program.

AISC has also developed new requirements for its Building Certification Program. These requirements will be the governing criteria for the building fabrication program and reference the Standard for Steel Building Structures - 2006 (AISC 201-06). The standard describes the essential elements of the quality management system for structural steel building fabrication.

For the draft versions of each program’s requirements and to submit public comments, please visit If you have any additional questions, please contact AISC Certification at or 312.670.7520.