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SPIE Online Courses

Train on your time

SPIE online courses are versions of our live courses taught by our expert instructors, designed to be taken on your own schedule from your desktop or mobile device.

Take courses for CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits that fulfill your needs for ongoing professional training and education, including your PE certification. Or watch popular short course presentations you may have missed recorded at SPIE events in 2018.

SPIE Corporate Members receive one free, single-user online course for credit per year. SPIE Members receive two free online workshops.

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Online Course Options

Courses for Credit Course Presentations
• Full video of the instructor • Live audio recording of the instructor
• Synchronized presentations • Slide presentation video
• Quizzes to test your retention of the material • Affordable price
• Supplemental resources • CEUs are not available for these courses
• CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits • See the full list of available presentations
• See the full list of available online courses below  
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Current online courses for credit

• Practical Optical System Design (SC003)

• Introduction to Optomechanical Design (SC014)

• Fastening Optical Elements with Adhesives (SC015)

• Fundamentals of Medical Image Processing and Analysis (SC086)

• Basic Optics for Engineers (SC156)

• What Are Lasers Good For? (SC364)

• How Light Works (SC365)

• How Lasers Work (SC366)

• Modifying Lasers (SC367)


• Today's Commercial Lasers (SC368)

• Certificate in Understanding Basic Laser Technology: A 5 Part Series SC364-SC368 (SC369)

• Principles and Advancements in X-ray Computed Tomography (SC471)

• Basic Optics for Non-Optics Personnel (SC609)

• Radiometry Revealed (SC915)

• Introduction to Lens Design and Aberration Theory (SC935)

• Mounting of Optical Components (SC1019)

• Optical Systems Design: First Order Layout - Principles and Practice (SC1102)

Preview an online course for credit

Watch 'Welcome to the Course' and learn about what it is like to take Basic Optics for Engineers (SC156)

SPIE Members access free online professional development workshops

Explore SPIE Membership

• Making the most of your Presentation (WS897)

• Structuring your Research Paper (WS908)

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