Membership Categories

Excerpt from the SEAONC Bylaws

A MEMBER SE shall be a Civil Engineer registered in the State of California with authority to use the title Structural Engineer. A Member SE may vote, hold office, serve as a director, committee chair or committee member within the Association and may serve as director, officer, committee chair or committee member of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC).

A MEMBER shall be one of the following:

  1. A Civil Engineer registered in the State of California regularly engaged in the practice of structural or related engineering,
  2. A person who conducts research and/or holds a teaching position at a university or college,
  3. A person who has attained eminence in the field of engineering which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, qualifies the person for the grade of Member.

A Member shall have all of the rights and privileges of a Member SE except that s/he may not hold the office of President or Vice President, may not serve on the Board of Directors of SEAOC, and may not chair the SEAOC Seismology, Code, Existing Buildings committees.

An ASSOCIATE MEMBER shall be a structural, civil, or architectural engineering graduate who is not eligible for the grade of Member or Member SE. An Associate Member shall have the rights and privileges of a Voting Member except that s/he may not vote or hold office.

An AFFILIATE MEMBER shall be a person in an allied field cooperating with and/or working closely with structural engineers in the advancement and practice of the technical aspects of structural engineering.

An Affiliate Member shall have the rights and privileges of a Voting Member except that s/he may not vote or hold office.

An INDUSTRY MEMBER shall be a person in an industry cooperating with structural engineers. An Industry Member shall have the rights and privileges of a Voting Member except that s/he may not vote or hold office.

A STUDENT MEMBER shall be an engineering student who is enrolled full time in an accredited engineering school or college. A Student Member shall have the rights and privileges of a Voting Member except that s/he may not vote or hold office.

A CORRESPONDING MEMBER shall be a person interested in supporting the goals and purposes of the Association who does not qualify for other membership grades or who does not reside in California or Nevada. A Corresponding Member shall have the rights and privileges of a Voting Member except that s/he may not vote or hold office.

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