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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. Courses include:

  • Full video of the instructor with synchronized presentations
  • Quizzes to test your retention of the material
  • Supplemental resources
  • Continuing Education Unit credits (CEUs)
  • Course access for one year from purchase

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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) The Proper Care of Optics: Cleaning, Handling, Storage and Shipping (SC1114)
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Academic Support Collaboration

Coherent and SPIELaser Technology and Applications (WS8000)

This course is a collaboration between Coherent and SPIE to support the academic community. Students and academic staff can obtain a promotional code to access the course for free here. If you are a non-academic attendee, proceeds from your participation will directly benefit the SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship Fund.

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)

SPIE Corporate Members also receive one free, single-user online course per year.

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