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The “T” in “Atema” stands for “Training”. From day one, Atema has been committed to providing quality training for the steel industry. Our first training course,  fondly called the “Atema Bootcamp” has put us in touch with fabricators and erectors both domestic and internationally, all wanting learn more about AISC and how certification might work for them. That initial class is still going strong, both publicly and privately, just for Atema clients, but our training program has morphed into so much more.

You’ll find a list of our course offerings below. Don’t see something you’re looking for? Contact us. Customized training is always an option.


AISC Certification for Structural Steel Fabricators (Building and Bridge)

The AISC certification requirements have changed. Whether you are new to AISC certification, or just looking for a refresh, this course is for you. Our trainers will dive into the requirements of the following AISC certification categories:

  • Building QMS Certification (BU)
  • Bridge QMS Certification (SBR, IBR, ABR)
  • Bridge Component Certification (CPT)
  • Hydraulic QMS Certification (HYD)
  • Sophisticated Paint Endorsement (SPE)
  • Fracture Critical Endorsement (FC)

AISC Certification for Structural Steel Erectors

With the release of the new “harmonized” standard for all AISC certification categories, erectors may find there are requirements that are new and unfamiliar. This course will walk you through them, step by step.  Our trainers will cover all the requirements of the following AISC certification categories:

  • Erector QMS Certification (CSE)

QCI Suite

Currently certified AISC Fabricators and Erectors may have noticed the auditor looking into your QC Inspector’s (QCI) knowledge, education, and experience.  We can help you pass this part of the audit with flying colors! Your QCIs will receive a certificate of completion in training that is well known as a high-quality training event and tremendous professional development.

Our QCI training is targeted for your company; in addition to your company’s inspection requirements our trainers will go into greater depth on welding and bolting inspection and tie these inspection tasks to AISC’s Chapter N (Quality Control and Quality Assurance).

Our Courses Are Perfect For:

  • Union and non-union shops who need training
  • Firms new to certification
  • Current AISC program participants looking to train new employees or update current personnel
  • Employees of structural steel fabricators, erectors, or general contractors who want to familiarize themselves with AISC requirements
  • Members of the construction community who are interested in applying QMS principles to fabrication and construction firms

Course Take-Aways:

  • Real, functional procedure examples
  • Usable forms you can implement right away
  • Practical approaches for reducing the size of your quality manual
  • A clear and thorough understanding of AISC requirements
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.)