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Improve your job performance, meet changing job demands, and increase your value to your organization. SPIE is your leading provider of optics and photonics training, committed to providing continuing education and professional development opportunities available in multiple formats for maximum flexibility.

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Flexible course formats to meet your training needs

In-person courses at SPIE events

Learn directly from world-renowned experts from industry and academia. Course subjects range from core fundamentals in optical and optomechanical design to intermediate and advanced topics across a wide spectrum of optics and photonics technology.

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On-demand courses on your own time

SPIE online courses are versions of our live courses designed to fit your schedule. Get the training you need from the same experts in industry and academia, but learn at a time and place that work for you.

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Group training for organizations

Does your organization need to train a large group of employees? With SPIE group training options you can bring an expert to you to teach a customized program on site or opt for remote instruction. No travel expenses or approvals are required.

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SPIE Instructional Webinars provide an introduction to some of our most popular courses. From optomechanics to quantum computing to lidar for autonomous vehicles, watch these free one-hour recordings to learn more about our full-course options.