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New to certification, renewing or expanding? Atema can help.

At Atema, we’re business consultants first. We explore every aspect of your workflow and customer requirements, fine-tuning processes and procedures to boost long-term productivity and profitability. Along the way, your organization also becomes fully prepared to become AISC certified or expand on existing certifications.
The basics of AISC certification are the same for everyone. But what your business gets out of it? That depends on your partner. And that’s why so many contractors, fabricators and erectors choose Atema.
Explore working on a full or partial project remotely. Atema is experienced in delivering virtual audits and remote training  on full systems or partial quick subjects. Run a full or partial quality management system boot camp for one key individual or a full team on your schedule. 

New to AISC certificaton?

Atema’s approach goes beyond the initial goal of preparing for certification—it helps you prepare for increasing customer demands and more complex projects.

Upgrading or expanding?

Atema can help you move into new markets and turn your Quality Management System into a performing asset that boosts the bottom line.
Learn how to create a Quality Management System that’s right for your business, guided by Atema’s experience with hundreds of structural steel organizations worldwide
Discover how you and your team can work to AISC requirements without rebuilding all your processes from the ground up
Bring personnel up to speed on your new quality system, from management training through staff rollout
Understand exactly what’s needed for new AISC certifications and endorsements, working with a world-class team to integrate quality into every aspect of your business
Don’t think your Quality Managment System is delivering all it could? Let Atema show you how to turn quality into a profit-enhancing asset
Quality works best when everyone’s committed to the process. Atema offers training for everyone from the executive team to the whole organization
Got some new kids on the block? Atema can train new program champions, quality managers and supervisors on the fundamentals of quality and the specifics of your Quality Management System

We can help you through the whole AISC certificaton process or just give you a jump start.

AISC certification for
steel fabricators and contractors

  • BU Steel Building Structures
  • SBR Simple Bridge
  • IBR Intermediate Bridge
  • ABR Advanced Bridge
  • CPT Bridge and Highway Metal Components
  • HYD Hydraulic Structures


  • SPE Complex Protective Coating Systems
  • FC Fracture Critical Endorsement

AISC certification for
steel erectors

  • Certified Steel Erector (CSE)


  • Metal Deck Erection
  • Bridge Erection
  • Seismic Erection

Getting started is easy.
Atema can help.

How We Can Help

No matter what your certification needs, Atema has you covered

Custom QMS creation for your business
Certification application creation
Onsite field and shop readiness assessments
One-on-one or large-team training
Resolution of corrective actions from AISC
Remote support during your AISC audit
WPS, PQR and WQTR assistance
Ongoing support for routine issues

What Our Clients Say

Fabricators, erectors and contractors know: Atema is the best AISC certification solution

When we started looking for certification assistance, we could not find anyone to help us with all the requirements.  One company could help with a bolt procedure, another with a welding procedure. Finally we found Atema and they were the only company who could take us through the whole entire process.  They understood all the requirements for certification and had the experience to create our system the right way.

Gus Weiland – Weiland Steel, Inc. Johnsburg, IL

… I want to say that I am impressed with the knowledge that  both of you have, and we are very happy with this final document. This is so much more practical and understandable than our previous version.  Also, I think that the management team has a much better overall understanding of what is expected from us to be AISC certified.

Margaret Wagner, Rast Iron Works

…Wanted to share with you the great news that during the last days of December we received the AISC Erection Certification (including both, Seismic and Metal Deck endorsements)! Thanks to you and to the Atema team we were able to prepare and go through this on-site audit with zero CARS!

JC Aguayo, President, SSW Engineering and Construction, LLC

Atema provided a quality service that is second to none. Their expertise, attention to detail, timeliness and dedication ensured our success in qualifying for our AISC certification.

Jonathan Eyton , Quality Manager, Hansen-Rice Inc. 

We contracted Atema to help us prepare a QMS for our upcoming AISC certification and they have exceeded our expectations. Our specialist went the extra mile in his research into our industries’ engineering and manufacturing standards to prepare our system and even taught us a few things about some industry changes. We are confident that with this QMS we will not only succeed in AISC certification, but we will turn out higher quality products with even fewer errors than before.

Drew Stevens, Ehresmann Engineering, Inc.

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New to certification? You've come to the right place.

Our work goes beyond preparing for AISC certification — we help prepare your company for increasing customer demands and more complex projects. Our goal: Help you certify while making minimal changes to your business methods. But, you will find it can be a business improvement consulting experience if you have that goal in mind.
You may have been certified in the past and want help getting re-certified to the current requirements.

We can help you through the entire AISC process or assist with a single procedure to give you a jump-start. But no matter how we help, you'll benefit you’ll benefit from the years of experience and depth of understanding that Atema brings to the table.

Continuing certification? Let Atema streamline the process.

Maybe your last audit didn't go smoothly. Maybe your “quality guy” moved on, or you have new team members on board who have never been through the process. You may simply want more transformative results from the process this time around – making it mean more and improving the business.

Whatever the reason, Atema can help your regular AISC audits occur on time, on budget and with minimum disruption -- all while delivering knowledge that can meaningfully transform your operations.

Adding certifications? Work with the leader.

Adding additional certification categories or endorsements not only opens the door to more work, but it's also a good time to make sure your quality processes are really performing to the current requirements.

Atema can help. We can show you how to make scope changes efficient and how to get the most out of them, embedding processes and a culture of quality that pays dividends on every job.”

Full-spectrum administrative and technical support

Atema offers:
  • Implementation assistance: Many companies find they need additional support to install new quality processes – and we’re here to help. We offer both technical and administrative support to guide your implementation process. 
  • Administrative support: If you've lost a valued assistant or your staff is not ready to take on a support role, we can help. Atema provides as-needed administrative support so you don’t miss important events or regular documentation requirements.
  • Project assistance: Our engineers and specialists can guide you through the process when you have new customers of projects.
  • CAR or DDAR resolution assistance: (You need some copy here.)