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New AISC Bridge Certification Requirements Posted
Posted by Tasha Weiss on October 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM.

AISC has posted the new requirements for its updated Bridge Quality Management System (QMS) Certification Program at In addition to the new Standard for Steel Bridges – 2011 (AISC 205-11), this criteria will increase and more clearly define the requirements a participant must meet to become certified or maintain their current certification.


Starting November 1, 2012, all new applicants must adhere to the Standard for Steel Bridges – 2011 (AISC 205-11) and the new requirements, and all existing participants must adhere to these starting July 1, 2013. The transition between the current “Simple and Major Bridge Checklists” and new bridge standard will be complete on July 1, 2014. After this time, “Simple Bridge” and “Major Bridge” will no longer be valid AISC Certification categories, and participants will have three AISC QMS Certified Fabricator options under the Bridge QMS Certification category: Simple Bridges, Intermediate Bridges, and Advanced Bridges – in which to become certified.


For the latest program updates and other key dates, please visit, which includes additional information and resources. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact AISC’s Certification Department at


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