RSIC Detailers Certification Program

STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION OF REINFORCING STEEL DETAILERS

GENERAL:

The following are the guidelines and standards for recognition of the abilities of individuals to be Reinforcing Steel Detailers by the Reinforcing Steel Institute of Canada and its members.

The application of individuals for the certificate will be presented by an RSIC sponsoring company to a Review Board.

Once the certificate has been issued by the RSIC it is the responsibility of the sponsoring company to present it to the detailer in a manner befitting the occasion.

GUIDELINES FOR A SPONSORING COMPANY:

  • must be a member of the Reinforcing Steel Institute of Canada and be involved actively in the practice of detailing;
  • it is the responsibility of the sponsoring company to review and verify the years of experience. The experience must be acquired in Canada or the United States.

REVIEW BOARD:

  • the Review Board will consist of four detailing supervisors, all from different RSIC member companies;
  • selection of the Review Board will be the responsibility of the Technical Committee and will be updated as required;
  • the Review Board will meet once per year to review all applications for certificates;
  • Notification will be sent to solicit applications in early January
  • applications for certification must be in writing and accompanied by documentation, payment and/or drawings when required. All applications must be received by the Review Board by the end of February each year
  • a detailing supervisor on the Review Board cannot vote on a certification of his/her own employee(s);
  • a majority vote is required for approval of a detailer;
  • the decision of the Review Board is final.

CERTIFICATION OF APPRENTICE DETAILERS – RSIC MEMBER FIRMS:

  • detailer apprentices are required to serve a minimum of two calendar years detailing under the supervision of a senior detailer before a certification application can be made;
  • during this period, the apprentice detailer must obtain knowledge of basic detailing standards and practices and demonstrate a level of competence in detailing basic building components as outlined in the section on drawings and bar list submittals.
  • the qualifications of the apprentice, along with drawings prepared by the apprentice, demonstrating his/her abilities, will be reviewed by the Review Board at the appropriate time;
  • successful applicants will receive a certificate.

CERTIFICATION OF EXPERIENCED DETAILER:

  • any detailer with two or more years of experience and currently working for an RSIC member company in a detailing or related capacity, will be eligible for certification;
  • the detailer must have worked for the sponsoring company for a minimum period of one year before being sponsored for initial certification;
  • drawings and bar lists, as outlined in that section, must accompany the application.

CERTIFICATION OF FREELANCE DETAILER:

For a freelance detailer to obtain the RSIC Reinforcing Detailer Certificate, he/she must meet all of the following criteria:

  • two or more years of proven experience as a detailer and demonstrate a level of competence in detailing basic building components as outlined in the drawings and bar list submittal section;
  • must be sponsored by an RSIC member company involved in detailing;
  • must have a direct working relationship of at least one year with the sponsoring company’s detailing supervisor, prior to application;
  • drawings prepared by the freelance detailer must accompany the application for the certificate.

SUBMITTAL OF DRAWINGS AND BAR LISTS:

Each application from an apprentice, experienced or freelance detailer, must be accompanied by drawings and bar lists demonstrating the level of their abilities in detailing the following building components:

All submittals should be in pdf format.

  • footings column, piers & wall
  • columns – single and multiple
  • walls – simple and cantilevered retaining walls
  • beams – simple spans and continuous spans
  • slabs – one-way and two-way

Drawings to be submitted each year from January 1 to February 28th.

The Drawings will be reviewed in March / April and Plaques distributed to sponsoring companies in May

Each sponsoring company is required to submit a $75 (plus GST/HST plus Shipping and Handling) application fee for each applicant payable to the Reinforcing Steel Institute of Canada.

All applications should go to: administrator@rebar.org

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