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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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SPIE courses are half-day to two-day sessions in subjects that 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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SPIE online courses are versions of our live courses designed to fit your schedule. Learn from world-renowned experts from industry and academia. Courses are on-demand and include immediate access, supplemental resources, access for one year, and more.
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Does your organization need to train a large group of employees? Learn more about our in-company training option. You can bring an expert to you to teach the course on site or opt for remote instruction. Submit a request form for more information.
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SPIE Instructional Webinars provide an introduction to various optics and photonics topics while also offering a preview of some of our most popular courses. Topics include optomechanics, quantum computing, Lidar for autonomous vehicles, AVR, microlithography, optics surface inspection, systems engineering for astronomy, and more. Watch these free 1-hour recordings and be sure to register for upcoming live webinars.

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