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Become an Accredited Training Institute with the SAIA!
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) offers training for both supported and suspended scaffolding through the Scaffold Industry Association Training Program (SAIATP). The course materials have been developed by experts within the association and scaffold industry. Courses are conducted throughout the United States and Canada by SAIA members that have been approved by the Training Program Committee as Accredited Training Institutes (ATI). Approximately 50,000 students have been trained since the SAIATP was established.

Benefits of becoming and ATI with the SAIA Training Program:

  • Create an additional revenue stream for your business
  • Access proven industry standard training content and materials
  • Provide a safer workplace for employees and customers
  • Meet government requirements
  • Meet insurance requirements
  • Meet competent person training requirements
  • Provide structure for career advancement for employees
  • Create an objective standard for new employee assessment by independent not-for-profit organization
  • Potential insurance savings

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question -How do I become an ATI?
Answer - Companies and individuals interested in becoming an ATI must submit an application to SAIA.

SAIA Training Committee. The Training Committee reviews all applications and approves qualified candidates and companies.

Question - Where do I get an application?
Answer Contact Jackie Brown at 816.595.4843 or

Question - How much does it cost to become an Accredited Training Institute?
Answer – Once approved there is a one time start up fee of $2500 for supported scaffold, $1500 for suspended scaffold training and $2500 for mast climber/aerial work platform training. Annually thereafter there is a $500 renewal fee. A portion of your annual fee can be used to cover testing costs.

Question - Once accredited, what must I do?
Answer – All approved instructors must attend the SAIA Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Program as well as successfully complete the SAIA Competent Person Training program.

Question - Are there additional per student fees?
Answer – The per student test processing fee is $80 per student. A discount can be obtained by purchasing in advance a block of 100 students at a rate of $60 per student.

Question - How can I create revenue doing training?
Answer – You can generate revenue by changing a competitive rate and providing training to meet the need in your area.  Currently ATI’s charge between $250 and $350 per person for students needing training.


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