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Structural Earthquake Engineering for Buildings Certificate Program

  • ASCE's Structural Earthquake Engineering for Buildings Certificate Program is a series of career-focused courses taught by practicing engineers and university professors and provides professional engineers in-demand skills used in the field of seismic engineering. Learn the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering, seismic analysis of buildings, and design and detailing of steel and concrete structures. Information is provided for both new and existing buildings.

    Certificate program enrollment saves you up to 35% versus purchasing courses individually.


    Finley A. Charney, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE F.SEI
    Justin D. Marshall, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
    Robert G. Pekelnicky, P.E., S.E., M. ASCE

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    Learning Outcomes

    After completing this certificate program, you will be able to:

    • Explain the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering, which provides the foundation for understanding the analysis and design requirements in ASCE 7.
    • Describe the ASCE 7 procedures for seismic load analysis of buildings and other structures.
    • Identify the four seismic analysis methods in ASCE 7: Equivalent Lateral Force (ELF), Modal Response Spectrum (MRS), Linear Response History (LRH), and Nonlinear Response History Analysis (NRHA).
    • List the commonly used standards and explain the difference between seismic evaluation and retrofit of an existing building and new building design.

    Who Should Attend?

    Perfect for:

    • Practicing engineers
    • Building code officials
    • Architects
    • Developers

    Suggested Pre-Requisites

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a major in Structural Engineering

    Certificate Requirements

    • 5 Guided Online Courses are required to complete this certificate program.
    • Complete all 5 Guided Online Courses within 4 years from enrollment.
    • Earn a certificate of completion after all 5 courses are finished.

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    Upon completing the certificate requirements, you will earn 12.0 CEUs / 120 PDHs.


    Member $5,500 | Non-Member $6,500

    Save up to 35% with certificate enrollment versus purchasing courses individually.

    Certificate Courses*

    *All 5 courses must be completed

    Suggested order of completion:

    1. Earthquake Engineering for Structures
    2. Seismic Loads
    3. Seismic Design and Detailing of Steel and Concrete Buildings
    4. Seismic Analysis of Building Structures
    5. Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings 

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