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The Steel Framing Industry Association believes in the value of education and knowledge sharing, and has established video-based educational programs designed to help members and others stay on top of the issues affecting the cold-formed steel industry. Course topics encompass a wide scope of technical, sales/marketing, and management issues, and target varying levels of experience to serve everyone from the construction professional just learning about cold-formed steel to the seasoned manager who wants to increase business planning effectiveness.

SFIA has two types of programs.  First are the programs designated as SFIA followed by a numerical designation.  For example, SFIA 101 would fall under this type of program.  These serve two purposes – one is to provide general educational materials to SFIA members and others and the other is to assist those seeking continuing education credits while also expanding their knowledge of cold-formed steel.  The videos below are available for the first purpose.  All of the SFIA designated programs also have an associated PowerPoint-based presentation that can be obtained by interested and qualified users to present live seminars where participants can earn AIA credits.  Please contact Holly Mellinger at [email protected] for more information on use of these materials for achieving AIA continuing education credits.


The SFIA has been granted “Provider” status, which means SFIA members now have the opportunity to deliver these sought after training programs. The AIA/CES continuing education program is directed exclusively to architect, engineer, and construction industry (AEC) professionals and primarily serves AIA architect members.All of SFIA’s AIA/CES Courses have been approved as "Lunch and Learn" seminars and distant online learning.



SFIA101: A Guide to High Performance Cold-Formed Steel Assemblies

SFIA102: Cold-Formed Steel and Mid-Rise Construction

SFIA103: Cold-Formed Steel and Sustainability

SFIA104: New Generation Cold-Formed Steel Framing

SFIA105: Energy Codes and Cold-Formed Steel Structures *Pending AIA approval*

SFIA106: Specifying Cold-Formed Steel for Design and Construction Professionals

SFIA107: Design of Hybrid Systems with Cold-Formed Steel

SFIA108 Thermal design of Cold-Formed Steel Structures

SFIA109 A The Path to BIM: BIM for Beginners

The second set of video programs are designed for general viewing and are provided with a link that accesses the SFIA YouTube channel.  Continuing education credits are not available for viewing any of the programs from the links below.

FAQs for Cold-Formed Steel Specifiers and Designers

Panelization for Load Bearing Cold-Formed Steel Wall Systems

Insurance Strategies for Lowering the Cost of Building with Cold-formed Steel

Wood Framing and Fire Risks in Mid-Rise Buildings: A Fire Service Professional’s View

SFIA Overview from application to labels

SFIA Inspection Overview

SFIA Traceability Introduction

SFIA Verification of product dimensions and other physical characteristics