The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) is a professional organization of Civil and Structural Engineers which also includes affiliated construction industry members and students. The association provides its members with the educational opportunities and the challenge to meet high standards of engineering excellence, and ethical and professional conduct in the design of structures and facilities within the broader field of civil engineering.
SEAOSC is one of the four regional member organizatons of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC). The other member organizations of the State Association are:
Additionally, SEAOC is a Member Organization within the National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) which serves to advance the practice of structural engineering and, as the autonomous national voice for practicing structural engineers, protect the public’s right to safe, sustainable and cost effective buildings, bridges and other structures. The individual members of each regional association are automatically members of the SEAOC and NCSEA.
The Association's membership year follows its fiscal year which is July 1 to June 30. Therefore the membership dues for new members will be prorated on a monthly basis depending upon when the application is submitted. A one-time $50 application fee is currently waived.
Member Referral Program:
SEAOSC Members can opt-in to the Referral Program for $100 annually during dues renewals, July 1- August 31. You may opt-in anytime by contacting the SEAOSC office at firstname.lastname@example.org. A listing will appear on seaosc.org/referral which includes your name, license number, business address with corresponding Google map, and your selected categories.
Professional Development Program:
While California not does have mandatory continuing education for your license renewal, SEAOSC created this voluntary program to recognize and record members’ seminar attendance. You can enroll for $50 annually during dues renewals (July -Sept).
Credit is issued for your attendance at qualifying dinner meetings, seminars and educational events based on 1 credit for each contact hour of continuing education. Thus, dinner meetings are worth one credit and educational programs are worth 1 credit for each hour of instruction.
Certificates are not issued for any program that qualifies as 1 credit (i.e. dinner meetings). The SEAOSC office maintains the attendance records of each participant in the program and in July issues a statement of participation indicating the participant’s total credits at the end of each year. The program year coincides with SEAOSC’s fiscal year: July 1- June 30.
Note: PD Credits are good only for SEAOSC programs, not SEAOC, etc. Some states that require continuing education for license renewal may not accept these credits. Non-members do not receive credit; members not enrolled in this program do not receive seminar credit. Credits are not issued retroactively.
If you were once a member of SEAOSC and now wish to reinstate your membership, your originally assigned Username (email address) and Password will still be valid. Please log-in and you will be prompted to reinstate your membership. (Forgot Password?) Don't forget to update your Member Profile to provide us with any changes to your contact information.
Member Category Definitions and Annual Dues:
Member SE - Dues: $290/yr.
A Registered Civil Engineer with the authority to use the title "Structural Engineer" in the State of California. A Member SE may vote and hold office, serve as director, committee chair or committee member within this association and may serve as director, officer, committee chair or committee member for the structural engineers Association of California (SEAOC).
Member - Dues: $290/yr.
A Registered Civil Engineer regularly engaged in the practice of structural engineering, or who is conducting research in or holding a teaching position in structural or civil engineering at a university or college, and who in the opinion of a majority of the Board of Directors has established such achievements in structural engineering as to qualify for the grade of "Member".
Associate - Dues: $145/yr.
A structural, civil or architectural engineering college graduate (with either a Bachleor's Degree or Master's Degree), not eligible for Member or Member SE status. An Associate shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that the Associate may hold no office and shall have no vote. Associate members will receive additional benefits from SEAOC but not NCSEA. Obtaining a P.E. or S.E.license immediately qualifies an Associate member to upgrade to Member or Member SE classification with no additional dues payment due until the following fiscal year.
Young Associate - Dues: $75/yr.
A structural, civil or architectural engineering college graduate, less than or equal to 4 years out of school (with either a Bachelor's Desgree or Master's Degree), not eligible for Member or Member SE status. A Young Associate shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that the Young Associate may hold no office, shall have no vote and will not receive additional benefits from SEAOC and NCSEA. Young Associates will automatically upgrade to Associate after 4 years or sooner based on the applicant's college graduation date. Upon notification of PE or SE license obtained, a Young Associate will automatically be upgraded to Member or Member SE classification with no additional dues payment due until the following fiscal year.
Student - Dues: Free
An engineering student interested in structural or related engineering enrolled full-time in an accredited engineering school or college. A Student shall have such privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that the Student may hold no office, shall have no vote and will not receive additional benefits from SEAOC and NCSEA.
Affiliate - Dues: $232/yr.
Position in an allied field cooperating and/or working closely with structural engineers in the advancement and practice of the technical and professional aspects of structural engineers. Includes, but is not limited to, geologists, CAD technicians, draftspersons, architects, code enforcement officials, and attorneys.
Industry Member - Dues: $290/yr.
Position in our industry cooperating with structural engineers and by expression of interest in supporting the goals and purposes of this Association. Includes,
but is not limited to, product manufacturers, product certification companies,
publishers, and insurance brokers.
Corresponding - Dues: $270/yr.
Not a California resident and not included in any other membership category. A Corresponding Member shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except a Corresponding Member may not hold office and shall have no vote.
Life - Dues: $72.50/yr.
This membership grade may be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors to a member in good standing for not less than 20 years who is retired, defined as not holding an office outside the home. Not available to new members. Life (membership grade) is applicable to the membership grades of Member SE, Member, Affiliate, Industry Member or Corresponding Member.
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