• CertificationCertification:
    Structural Steel & Bolting Special Inspector through ICC (International Code Council)
  • PrerequisitesPrerequisites:
  • Work ExperienceRequirements:
  • Course LengthCourse Length:
    30 Hours Online Training
  • Required BookRequired Book:
    Steel Construction Manual
  • Relevant IndustriesRelevant Industries:
    All Commercial Construction
    Public/Private Projects
    Materials Testing
    QA/QC Inspection
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Bolting Code + Plans
30 Hours
3.0 CEUs/PDHs

Full Course Includes

120 Day Course Access
120 Day Course Access
Visual Online Curriculum
Visual Online Curriculum
Plan Set
Training Plan Set & Practice Tests
Spaced Repetition Review
Spaced Repetition Review
Personal Coaching Passing Guarantee
Quizzes and Tests
Targeted Quizzes & Practice Tests
Audio Instruction
Insightful Audio Instruction
Photos, Graphics, and Illustrations
Photos, Graphics, & Illustrations

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User Reviews

Thanks Matt!

Just wanted to let you guys know I took the code portion of the test a couple days ago and passed with flying colors! The training was very helpful and now I'm focusing on passing the code part of the test! Thanks for everything!

Nicholas M.

Westminster, CO.

Passed and Got a Raise!

Happy to inform that once again one of your online programs has helped me achieve another Certification. I'm now also S1 Steel & Bolting Certified! Thank you! I’ve been working for a well established Testing & Inspection agency here in Portland. The S1 Cert just banked me a $2 an hour raise.

Joseph M.

Portland, OR

Thank you and will recommend!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you and all the team at SI Certs for your diligence answering all my questions, and putting together the study material that was very, very helpful for my studies. You guys are awesome, I will recommend you to my friends.

Art G.

Vallejo, CA

Passed with no prior knowledge.

Wanted to thank the team at SI Certs for your amazing program. I just passed my SI Structural Steel and Bolting Plans and Code exams. I had no prior knowledge regarding this field. I’ll be an advocate and customer for life as I continue to increase in this field. Much appreciated!

Sam N.

Mableton, GA

Nicely done

I just completed your structural steel and bolting course - nicely done by the way - and as I am currently a licensed professional engineer (civil, geotechnical, materials testing and construction inspection), I am not interested in taking the ICC exam. I took this course to refresh my structural bolting knowledge AND to help meet my PDH requirements.

Paul B.

Rockland, ID

I have learned how to read plans.

I want to say thank you so much for the online course that I have taken. I passed my bolting and I am currently working on the ICC structural welding through your online course. I have learned how to read plans and become a better test taker from the online courses that SI Certs has to offer.

Richard H.

Santa Cruz, CA

SI Certs was a huge help.

Hi Gabe et al. I have completed the Structural Steel and Bolting course. Also, just passed the ICC GR and ICC Bolting Plans exams. The course I took with SI Certs was a huge help. I will now be preparing ICC Welding Codes using SI Certs.

Sunil S.

Westfield, MA

Excited to finally call myself an inspector

Hi there, just giving you guys an update! I passed my ICC General requirements, the Structural Steel & Bolting codes and plans exams! I’m beyond excited to finally call myself an inspector and it was only possible through taking your courses! Thank you so much! Now on to the ICC welding!

Christine C.

Glendora, CA

Passed bolting!

I just passed bolting plans and code! The training is great. I have 47 days left on my bolting training and I'm done.

Daniel W.

Escondido, CA

Structural bolting is the entry point into steel and welding inspection. This certification requires no previous bolting or construction experience. It builds a foundation for ICC Welding and eventually, becoming a Certified Welding Inspector.

Personal Coaching

Matt Owens, Structural Bolting Instructor
Matt Owens, MSI, CWI
Chief Technical Advisor for Special Inspection

"The AISC is a large volume of code, so I created this course to walk you through the critical parts you need to study for the test. We spend lots of time teaching and explaining the confusing areas, showing you examples and illustrations, and giving you solid practice quizzes and tests.

We’ll teach you how to read the nuances of structural steel and bolted connections on structural drawings, and give you excellent practice questions through our study process that actually builds your plan reading skills. As always, I’m here to coach you and support you if and when you need it. We guarantee to get you passed this test!"

Course Summary

Online Training Hours30 Hours
CEU/PDH3.0 Units
Access Time120 Days
AccessibilityAnytime, Anywhere (not instructor-dependent)
PlatformVisual Online Curriculum
CoachingChat Messaging
AssessmentsQuizzes/Practice Tests
Audio InstructionYes
Code InstructionYes
Interactive PlansYes

Course Breakdown

Structural Bolting Icon

Steel & Bolting - Code + Plans

30 hours of training | 120 days access

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Course Features


  • Introduction to Structural Steel
  • Steel Shapes and Products
  • Fastener Components
  • Bolted Parts
  • Joint Types
  • Installation
  • Inspection Procedures
  • AISC 360 & AISC 341
  • Arbitration
  • Steel & Bolting Plan Reading
  • Plans Navigation
  • Digital Plans Delivery Preparation
  • Test-Taking Preparation
  • Code/Plans Timed Tests
  • Framing
  • Strength Characteristics
  • High-Strength Bolting
  • Snug Tight, Pretensioning
  • Turn-of-the-Nut, DTIs, Twist-off
  • Tolerances
  • Inspection Best Practices
  • Code Regulations
  • Field Applications
  • Plans Navigation
  • Blueprint Commonalities
  • PRONTO At-Home Testing
  • Testing Strategies
  • Practice Tests


  • Framing
  • Strength Characteristics
  • High-Strength Bolting
  • Snug Tight, Pretensioning
  • Turn-of-the-Nut, DTIs, Twist-off
  • Tolerances
  • Inspection Best Practices
  • Code Regulations
  • Field Applications
  • Plans Navigation
  • Blueprint Commonalities
  • PRONTO At-Home Testing
  • Testing Strategies
  • Practice Tests
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Study Tip

The actual test is made up of 2 separate tests - the Codes and the Plans. You will have 120 minutes to complete 60 code questions and 90 minutes to complete 30 plans questions. The test is open-book.

Required References

A Plan Set digital download is included with course purchase. The books are NOT included. You can purchase the books from the links below.
Plan Sets Included with the Course

SI Certs Training Plan Set

(1) Plan Set is included with this course as a digital PDF download.

SI Certs Training Packages

We offer course packages in the form of credits. Purchase credits to take any combination of courses and start them at anytime. Credits never expire.