Your Key

To Sustainable,

Effective Quality.

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

Nail your next AISC audit: AISC auditors regularly look into Quality Control Inspector (QCI) knowledge, education, and experience.  Atema’s QCI training ensues you pass this part of the audit with flying colors and also delivers best-in-class professional development that will help your team deliver more and better work.
No cookie cutters here . At Atema, we’re business consultants first, and ensure your QCI training drives results based on the experience of your team and your existing work processes. With QCI training from Atema, you’ll be prepared to become AISC certified or expand on existing certifications.

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.

Here's How It Works

QCI training customized to your needs

Atema’s QCI training framework builds custom, right-size solutions for your team based on a series of in-depth modules. See how it works for one fabricator in the example below:

The situation: A building fabricator with six prospective QCIs — all current employees with potential but no experience beyond welding or fitting — needs training on QC inspection for welding and bolting.
The desired outcome: These employees need the knowledge and skills necessary to become assistants to the lead QC inspector or manager.
Client requirements: The client has blocked out no more than two days for the training.
Using this information the following program could be developed and proposed to the client:

Day one:
Module 1 – 1 hour
Module 3 Basic – 1 hour
Module 5 Basic – 2 – ½ hours
Add Weld Symbols – 1 hour
Add Joint Prep – 1 hour
Day one total 6-1/2 hours

Day two:
Module 6 – 4 hours
Module 7 – 3-1/2 hours
Day two total 7-1/2 hours

Our QCI modules:

Philosophy of Quality Control / Quality Assurance
Shop Drawing Review in Preparation for QCI Inspection
Receiving Material
Preparation of Material
Analyzing Weld Samples
Bolt Installation and Inspection
Coating Inspection

Getting started is easy.
Atema can help.

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

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.)