Become an ATI

The first step to becoming an ATI is submitting your completed application to the SAIA – only companies that have been in business for at least one year can apply and are members of SAIA. The ATI Review Committee will then consider your application for approval as an ATI. There is a one-time start-up fee of $2,500 for supported scaffold and $1,500 for suspended scaffold. After that, there is an annual $500 renewal fee.

Individuals within your company who are interested in becoming instructors must submit their resumé to the ATI Review Committee. Once approved as a qualified candidate, they will need to attend, and successfully complete, the SAIA Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop, and the Competent Person Training programs.

For a listing of all SAIAU classes and their descriptions, click here.

The complete ATI Agreement can be downloaded as a PDF here and outlines all the terms and requirements of being an ATI.

Some of the many benefits of becoming an ATI/ATI instructor for the SAIAU include:

  • Being listed on the SAIA website as a provider of SAIA training programs (along with your name and contact information for potential students to access)

  • Having your name and contact information in the annual SAIA Directory and on all printed ATI materials

  • Getting 24/7 access to the ATI Portal and Learning Management System (LMS), which houses all the necessary training documents, proven industry standard training content, and other relevant materials

  • Receiving completion documentation (a pocket identification card and a certificate with certification number)

  • Meeting government and insurance requirements (with possible savings on premiums)

  • Creating an additional revenue stream for your business

  • Providing a safer workplace for employees and customers

  • Establishing structure for career advancement for employees

  • Setting objective standards for new employee assessment by an independent, not-for-profit organization

    For more information or to ask questions, contact Jackie Brown at 816.595.4843 or