ATA professional certification tells your customers that you have complied with voluntary industry fabrication and installation standards, as well as federal regulations-and that your work meets the highest standards of quality.

In order to maintain your hard-earned certification designation, you need to accumulate 15 credits within a three-year time frame.

Current Credit Options

Board or Committee Member

Serve as an ATA/division board member or committee member

  • 1 credit per board
  • Maximum of 5 credits


Attend an ATA-approved textile industry-related educational event (includes webinars or other virtual education, conferences, workshops, symposiums)

  • 1 Credits per hour of education
  • Maximum of 15 credits

ATA Awards Programs

Enter Awards Competition

  • 1 credit per entry
  • Maximum of 5 credits
  • 1 additional credit per winning entry


Serve as a judge for an ATA awards program

  • 1 credit per competition judged
  • Maximum of 5 credits

Serve as a judge for the ATA certification program

  • 1 credit per applicant judged
  • Maximum of 5 credits


Serve as a buddy for an ATA certification candidate (MFC and CC re-certification only)

  • 1 credit per year
  • Maximum of 5 credits


Be a presenter at an ATA educational workshop/symposium or host a show tour and/or serve as a tour guide

  • 2 credits per presentation/tour
  • Maximum of 10 credits

Written Article

Write an article for any industry magazine or newsletter

  • 1 credit per article
  • Maximum of 10 credits

Technical College/Community College/ University Course

  • 2 credits per course
  • Maximum 6 credits