Membership Grades

 

Member

A Member is a Civil Engineer registered in the State of California, regularly engaged in the practice of structural or related engineering, or, a person who is conducting research in or holding a teaching position in structural or civil engineering at a university or college, and who in the opinion of the Board of Directors has established such achievements in structural engineering as to qualify for the class of Member.

A Member shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member SE except holding the office of President or Vice President, serving on the Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC), or chairing the SEAOSD committees of Seismology, Code, Existing Buildings or Professional Activities. A Member may chair the above excepted SEAOSD committees with the approval of a majority of the SEAOSD Board of Directors.

Member SE

A Member SE is a civil Engineer registered in the State of California with authority to use the title Structural Engineer. A Member SE may vote and hold office, serve as director, committee chair or committee member within this association and may serve as director, officer committee chair or committee member for the structural engineers Association of California (SEAOC).

Associate

An Associate shall be a Structural, Civil or Architectural Engineering Graduate who is not eligible for Member SE or Member. An Associate shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that an Associate may hold no office and shall have no vote.

Affiliate

An Affiliate shall, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, be qualified by position in an allied field cooperating and/or working closely with Structural Engineers in the advancement and practice of the technical and professional aspects of Structural Engineering. These individuals include, but are not limited to, Geologists, CAD Technicians, Draftspersons, Inspectors, Surveyors, Material Testing Technicians, Architects, and Attorneys. An Affiliate shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that an Affiliate may hold no office and shall have no vote.

Industry Member

An Industry Member shall, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, be qualified by a position in our industry cooperating with Structural Engineers and by expression of interest in supporting the goals and purposes of this Association. An Industry Member shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that an Industry Member may hold no office and shall have no vote.

Student

A Student at the time of admission to this Association shall be an engineering student interested in structural or related engineering who is enrolled full time in an engineering school or college. A Student shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that a Student may hold no office and shall have no vote.

Corresponding Member

A Corresponding Member shall, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, be qualified by expression of interest in supporting the goals and purposes of the Association. A Corresponding Member is one not included under other Membership Classes or residing outside California. A Corresponding Member shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member except that a Corresponding Member may hold no office and shall have no vote.

Fellow

A Fellow is a Member SE so designated by the Board of Directors of this Association in recognition of outstanding service or accomplishments in the field of structural engineering. A fellow shall have been a Member and/or Member SE in good standing for a minimum of 15 years. A Fellow shall have all the privileges, duties and benefits of a Member SE.

Honorary Member

An Honorary Member is a person so designated by the Board of Directors in special recognition of his/her contribution to the excellence of the structural engineering profession. An Honorary Member does not have to be a Structural Engineer. An Honorary Member shall have those privileges, duties and benefits as applicable to the class of membership, if any, held at the time of being designated Honorary Member.

Life Member

Life (membership class) may be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors to a member in good standing for a period of not less than 20 years who is retired. Life (membership class) is applicable to the membership classs of Member SE, Member, Affiliate, Industry Member or Corresponding Member. Life (membership class) shall have the same privileges, duties and benefits as applicable to the membership class held at the time of being designated Life (membership grade).

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