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Course Attendees

The following information is for course attendees at SPIE events.

Check-in Process

    ✔ Check-in at registration
    ✔ Receive badge, conference registration materials, and tickets
    ✔ Go to Course Materials Desk
    ✔ Exchange course ticket(s) for printed course materials*

*Printed course materials will act as a "ticket" to enter the course room. Course Desk staff will tell you the location of the course when you receive your materials.

As a courtesy to the instructor and other attendees, please arrive to the course no later than the posted start time. Course materials can be picked up any time before the scheduled date and time of your course, but it is a good idea to pick them up at least 15-30 minutes prior. Courses may be held in a different location than the conferences.

Break Times
Half-day Courses: 15-30 minutes
Full-day Courses: 15-30 minute morning break, 1.5 hour lunch break, and 15-30 minute afternoon break

*Breaks typically coincide with conference coffee breaks, but are at the discretion of the instructor.

A brief quiz is given to assess retention of the course learning outcomes that are outlined in the course description. Quizzes are not graded, but must be completed and submitted to SPIE to receive the CEU (Continuing Education Unit) Credits.

Course Evaluations
Each set of course notes will have a course evaluation form. Please fill out the evaluation form and comments section. Your feedback is valuable and helps us assess our courses, and helps our instructors to continually improve their material.   You may place completed evaluations in the Course Evaluation box in the course room, mail it to SPIE, or return it to the Course Materials Desk. 

CEU (Continuing Education Credits)
As an IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) Accredited Provider, SPIE offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. SPIE awards CEUs to participants who attend its courses and complete the evaluation and quiz. Certificates will be mailed to attendees approximately 8-10 weeks after the conference has ended.

To receive CEU credit:

    ✔ Be present for the entire course.
    ✔ Complete course quiz.
    ✔ Fill out course evaluation.
    ✔ Check the box on the evaluation form indicating that you wish to receive CEUs, and fill in your contact information in the space provided.
    ✔ Drop completed quiz and evaluation forms in the Course Evaluation Box in the course room, mail to SPIE, or return to the Course Materials desk.

SPIE maintains CEU records for a period of seven years. To receive a transcript of your total CEU awards, you may contact the Education Services department of SPIE at education@spie.org.

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If an SPIE course does not meet your expectations, please contact us at education@spie.org or speak to a staff member onsite. SPIE strives to offer quality courses and has a full, money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied.

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