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Industrial Training International Nov 24, 2015 10:18:00 AM 3 min read

ASME Approves ITI Rigging Engineering Training Program for CEUs

ASME Approves ITI Rigging Engineering Training Program for CEUs

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( has audited and approved all courses in the ITI Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in compliance with the IACET (International Association for Continuing Education and Training) Standard.  This Program from ITI is the first crane and rigging-related curriculum to be approved by ASME Training & Development and will add to its offerings which cover a wide range of topics including pressure vessels, nuclear, petroleum, and gas turbines to name a few.

Students who complete courses in the Rigging Engineering Program will receive several additional benefits from ASME and ITI due to this partnership:

  • Individual Course Certificates with CEUs - Students will receive ASME CEUs for completing individual course requirements, as indicated on course certificates.
  • Program Certificate with CEU Summary - Students who complete the entire Program requirements will receive a Program Certificate summarizing ASME CEUs earned.
  • Free One-Year Membership to ASME - Students, upon beginning a course, will have the ability to apply for a free membership to ASME for one year.

"When we set out to create this program three years ago, we did so with the aim of building a resource for aspiring and existing rigging engineers through which they could learn from leading experts in the various disciplines that combine to form 'rigging engineering'. 

It is highly gratifying to the 20+ instructors and training professionals who contributed content and structured the Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program that ASME have audited and approved all the courses for Continuation Education Units.

The support of ASME lends significant credibility to the program and the drive to formalize rigging engineering as an acknowledged engineering profession."

- Keith Anderson, ITI's Program Manager of Rigging Engineering, and the Chief Rigging Engineer of Bechtel.

“ASME is delighted to be working with ITI, an organization that brings considerable rigging and lift planning expertise to support the education of engineers working in this area.  Our content team has reviewed the course materials and development process to ensure that they conform to our internal training standards, and we are happy that this program meets our standards and allows us to award Continuing Education Units as an accredited IACET provider.”

- Jackie Oppenheim, ASME’s Director of Training and Development.


Students receiving a one-year ASME Membership will benefit with access to:

  • SmartBrief daily summaries of engineering news
  • AccessEngineering with over 600 volumes, tools and graphs
  • Mechanical Engineer magazine subscription
  • Access to 8 interest groups to connect with other members
  • Job board with exclusive opportunities
  • e-Mentoring to find or be a mentor
  • Access to affinity groups
  • Email alias ""
  • Online member directory of mechanical engineers

ITI President, Zack Parnell reflected, "I am so thankful for the team that was brought together to develop this Program and our personnel at ITI who made it come to life.  From the initial meeting with Keith Anderson and Jim Yates of Barnhart, we knew that in order to build this right, we'd want to involve the brightest engineers we knew in each respective discipline of rigging engineering.  I believe a big part of ASME's trust in ITI and this Program lay heavily on the subject-matter experts selected to produce the curriculum. It is such a credit to the hard work and expertise of the Instructor Team, and Keith's leadership, that earned this approval from the world's leading organization of mechanical engineers. I thank ASME for this trust and effort."

Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering is the world’s only public program of its kind aimed at training lift planners and rigging engineers.

A Program demonstration and test drive is available at which offers prospective students a chance to experience the unique learning environment and course contents. Included in the demo are outlines of each course lesson and lecture samples.

The Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program has five required courses, which are available online through ITI's Learning Management System. To complete the Program, students must select two of the seven available elective courses. Three of these electives are available online and the remaining four offer hands-on, instructor led training opportunities.

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. For more information visit

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