AISC Issues New Certification Program Requirements

June 29, 2017

(Chicago, IL) - The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has issued new certification program requirements for its Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers Program and the Sophisticated Paint Endorsement, and has updated the program requirements for all other certifications.

The new program requirements provide transparency and simplicity for participants and applicants about the governing document for each certification program and endorsement. The new and updated program requirements continue to reference the same AISC certification standards as the previous versions. Additionally, the use of consistent requirements across all of AISC’s certification programs provides clarity to the marketplace—owners, DOTs, architects, engineers, general contractors, etc.—who will gain a better understanding of all of the programs, which are now similar in structure.

Mark Trimble, AISC’s vice president of certification, added, “Our program requirements are now consistent in format across all AISC certification programs and provide essential program-specific guidance for participants, AISC staff and auditors. This will improve our services by eliminating inconsistencies and streamlining all governing program requirements.”

The new program requirements are available at New requirements apply to all participants and applicants starting August 1, 2017. Certification Bulletin 2017-3 provides instructions on the process and timeline for the rollout of the program requirements listed below:

  • Certification Program Requirements for Fabricators of Steel Buildings (Revised)
  • Certification Program Requirements for Fabricators of Steel Bridges (Revised)
  • Certification Program Requirements for Manufacturers of Bridge and Highway Components (New)
  • Certification Program Requirements for Fabricators of Hydraulic Steel Structures (Revised)
  • Certification Program Requirements for Erectors of Structural Steel (Revised)
  • Certification Program Requirements for Applicators of Complex Coatings Endorsement (New)

For questions, please contact AISC Certification at or 312.670.7520. 


For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Marketing Communications Strategist

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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