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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:

SEAONC    The Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
SEAOCC    The Structural Engineers Association of Central California
SEAOSD    The Structural Engineers Association of San Diego

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.

Provided in conjunction with the National Council of Structural Engineering Association (NCSEA) and the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)

  • Member discounts on SEAOC’s renowned Annual Convention, which provides continuing technical education, networking and social events in resort settings-- plus a free copy of the Convention Proceedings.
  • Discounts on our numerous educational opportunities: seminars, webinars and educational meetings held in revolving locations in the Los Angeles Basin and in the Tri-Counties areas.
  • Career growth through numerous regular networking opportunities.
  • Representation on the national and state legislative scenes on issues vital to structural engineers.
  • Three awards programs on the local, state and national levels to recognize excellence in structural engineering and promote this excellence and member engineers/firms on all three levels.
  • Young member development program for those recently graduated, soon-to-graduate and still in high school).

Free publications include:

  • SEAOC Blue Book (electronic) and a discount on the printed version.
  • Structure magazine (monthly), a glossy national publication mailed to members’ homes.
  • SEAOC TALK- the state-level electronic newsletter emailed directly to members
  • SEAOSC NEWS- a local monthly electronic newsletter featuring committee reports, upcoming events information, Help Wanted and Job Wanted sections, President’s Message, photographs of member activities and awards, contact information for association officers and committee chairs, etc. 
  • A statewide membership roster available online, in print or on CD.

Discounts on our numerous electronic and print publications including:

  • Continuing education publications
  • Certain ICC publications, including the IBC and associated reference publications
  • SEAOC Design Manuals and seminar notes past and present.

As a member of SEAOSC, you also receive benefits from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). Those benefits include information, resources, member discounts for NCSEA events and the popular STRUCTURE magazine. SEAOSC members can access and edit NCSEA profile information, including event discounts, communication preferences and purchase history, through Your NCSEA username will be the same as your SEAOSC username, but your password will be automatically generated. First-time users should reset their password to one of your choosing. 

Some NCSEA resources:

  • Electronic issues of STRUCTURE magazine
  • NCSEA committee reports and information
  • Technical documents
  • Member discount links to ICC publications
  • Manuals and guides, including the SEER Manual

SEAOSC Members can receive free customized assistance with technical questions through the SEAOSC FAQ service. The SEAOSC committees, Board, and expert members are available to provide code interpretations, answer project specific questions, or provide information on any structural engineering related questions, all for free! Submit your questions through the SEAOSC Technical FAQ page and let SEAOSC provide assistance.

SEAOSC Membership:

The Association's membership year is on an anniversary year.  Membership dues will renew annually on the anniversary of your original application.  A one-time $50 application fee is currently waived. 

Memberships are held by the individual, not by a company. Therefore, even if your company has paid for your membership, if you leave that company, your membership belongs to you. Be sure to keep your member profile up-to-date with your current contact information so we can reach you!

Member Referral Program:

SEAOSC SE and PE 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  A listing will appear on which includes your name, license number, business address with corresponding Google map, and your selected categories.

Professional Development Program:

While California does note 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.

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The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) is a professional association with a rich history and a commitment to shaping the future of structural engineering. This legacy continues to affect the field, as SEAOSC remains a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, professional development, and community engagement.

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