SPIE Online Courses

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SPIE offers the training and credits you need. Our 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. 

See the full list of available online courses below.

Our courses include full video of the instructor with synchronized presentations, quizzes to test your retention of the material, and supplemental resources. Successful completion of courses earns you CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits that fulfill your needs for ongoing professional training and education, including your PE certification.

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Training a large group? Contact education@spie.org and ask about our group discounts.

SPIE Corporate Members receive one free, single-user online course per year. Individual Members receive two free online workshops. For more information contact education@spie.org

List of current online courses

Current online courses

• 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)

• Basic Optics for Non-Optics Personnel (SC609)

• Radiometry Revealed (SC915)

• Mounting of Optical Components (SC1019)

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

SPIE Members access free online professional development workshops

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• Making the most of your Presentation (WS897)

• Structuring your Research Paper (WS908)

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