tekla construction certification

Tekla Certification Summary

Tekla Structures software creates new opportunities for many disciplines within the construction industry. It is a powerful and advanced 3D detailing and modelling software solution that integrates the entire build workflow from sales and bidding to detailing, fabrication, and is the right solution for any job, large or small, complex or simple. The ABM College Tekla Certification program is designed to ensure candidates are qualified to work in their chosen career immediately on completion.

Real-World Experience

Students learn on real licensed software with actual customer projects

Job-Oriented Program

Course is geared 100% towards getting students hired on completion

Student-Focused Courses

Each student is personally nurtured to ensure they achieve their individual goals


Tekla Structures Software


50 - 60 Hours
Per Course


Calgary Campus





Tekla Structures Training Description

The ABM College Tekla Structures software certification program is 100% job-oriented. After completion of training, candidates can start their career as structural designer, structural engineer or project engineer, steel detailer and more. Every student is treated as a key player whose skills are to be enriched to meet the ever-changing global demands. We create a bridge between fresh engineers and modern industry Demands.

ABM College is an authorized TEKLA training center of excellence in Calgary. Established by a team of professionals with sound knowledge and experience with Tekla software, the institute has formulated a well-structured training program suited for different industries. Our expertise and years of experience in this area have helped many professionals to start or improve their careers.

Available Courses & Length

Tekla Steel Structures Basics (50 Hours)
 > Download Tekla Basics Course Outline (pdf)

Tekla Steel Structures Intermediate (50 Hours)
 > Download Tekla Intermediate Course Outline (pdf)

Tekla Steel Structures Advanced (60 Hours)
 > Download Tekla Advanced Course Outline (pdf)

Applicable Careers

  • Structural Designer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Steel Detailer
  • Construction Professionals
  • Oil & Gas Professionals
  • Draftspeople
  • BIM Technicians

What is Tekla?

Tekla Structures is a high-tech 3D building modelling software commonly used in the construction of steel buildings. For almost 40 years, Tekla has been a leader in supporting engineers, contractors, steel detailers, steel fabricators, and procurement specialists with innovative tools and solutions to get the job done more efficiently and accurately. Tekla Structures software is used by thousands of companies around the globe.

tekla structures software certification

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Tekla Certification Course Components

Course Description: Tekla Structures Basics Training is a 50-hour training course that introduces new users to the Tekla BIM (Building Information Modeling) environment, and teaches them elementary modeling and drawing functionality. This course provides the basic knowledge needed to become productive within Tekla Structures software.

  • Module 1: Model Introduction
  • Module 2: Model Setting up the Work Space
  • Module 3: Model Steel Framing
  • Module 4: Model Concrete
  • Module 5: Model Edit
  • Module 6: Create Drawings
  • Module 7: Print Drawings

Download the full Basics course outline (pdf)

Course Description: Tekla Structures Intermediate Training is a 50-hour training course, suitable for practicing Tekla Structures modelling. Students will use the architect and engineer's plan to produce the shop drawings for the fabricators.

  • Module 1: Model Introduction
  • Module 2: Model Setting up the Work Space
  • Module 3: Model Steel Framing
  • Module 4: Model Edit
  • Module 5: Model Concrete
  • Module 6: Model Steel Industry
  • Module 7: Model Connections
  • Module 8: Model Interactive Connections
  • Module 9: Create Drawings
  • Module 10: Edit Drawings
  • Module 11: Print Drawings

Download the full Intermediate course outline (pdf)

Course Description: Tekla Structures Advanced Training is a 60-hour training course that provides experienced users with the knowledge and tools needed to become highly productive within the software environment. Students will become fully proficient with the projects and customize Tekla output to suit project/client requirements.

  • Module 1: Project
  • Module 2: Custom Components
  • Module 3: Template Editor User Guide
  • Module 4: Phase Manager
  • Module 5: Numbering & Reports
  • Module 6: modeling Stair and Hand Rails
  • Module 7: Importing & Exporting Profiles
  • Module 8: System Components
  • Module 9: Drawing Management
  • Module 10: Profile Sketching

Download the full Advanced course outline (pdf)

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