According a Modern Steel Construction web article posted on July 1, 2014, AISC is preparing to release new program requirements for the Certification Program for Structural Steel Fabricators and the Certification Program for Structural Steel Erectors on August 1, 2014. New applicant companies and currently certified companies will be affected.
NEW BUILDING FABRICATOR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
New program requirements for Building Fabricator Certification will still reference the AISC Standard for Steel Building Structures – 2006. As of September 1, 2014, all new applicants to the Building Fabricator Certification Program must meet the new program requirements. Currently certified companies must meet the new requirements by August 1, 2015.
NEW ERECTOR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
New program requirements for Erector Certification will reference the new AISC Standard for Structural Steel Erectors – 2013. The requirements for the Erector certification program are moving away from the Certified Erector and Advanced Certified Erector Checklist format. New applicants to the Erector Certification Program must meet the new program requirements starting September 1, 2014.
Current participants of the Erector program will receive a gap analysis during their next annual QMC audit starting August 1, 2014, to ease the transition. The conversion process to the new Erector Program requirements and the new Standard for Structural Steel Erectors – 2013 is mandatory and will begin August 1, 2015. Conversion will be completed by August 1, 2016.
Many current participants of the Erector program that achieved certification with Atema’s assistance already have many elements of the new standard in place in their erector programs. Many of the new requirements will look familiar.
The table below shows the timeline for compliance to the new program requirements.