SEAA Adds Endorsements to Ironworker Training Program

Buckner Companies in Graham, N.C. (an AISC member and certified erector), became an SEAA/NCCER training and testing facility in 2015. 

The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) recently announced that it has completed all requirements for full endorsement as a provider of rigger, signal person and mobile crane operator certifications and credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

“These certifications complement SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Craft Training, as many ironworkers must also be qualified to perform rigging, signaling, or crane operation tasks,” said Tim Eldridge, SEAA craft training and assessment coordinator and president of Education Services Unlimited.

Ever since SEAA initiated the program in March 2014, it has grown from concept to a network of 14 training units and assessment sites in 12 states. “Employers are joining in the effort to create a supply of qualified ironworkers that will meet the demands of a workforce that has been on the decline for many years,” said Josh Cilley, president of SEAA.

The SEAA program, in partnership with NCCER, is dedicated to providing an industry recognized curriculum that meets or exceeds national standards. For more information, visit