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The Complete SE Prep Review Course: Vertical + Lateral Loads

Civil engineering Academy has partnered up with PPI as an affiliate to offer you the best course you can get for the SE.  Learn more below!


Why This Course will Help You Pass...



You get the choice of having live or on-demand lectures so you can be confident that you are getting the help you need whenever you want it.  With over 73+ hours of instruction following the latest NCEES specifications you're getting the best instruction that's out there (price varies between the two options).



As part of joining the course you'll have the option to bundle PPI's material and receive the Structural Engineering Reference Manual, 16-Hour Structural Engineering Practice Exam for Buildings, Six-Minute Solutions for Structural Engineering, Bridge Problems for the Structural Engineering Exam, Structural Engineering Solved Problems, NCEES Structural Engineering Practice Exam, and a Casio FX-115 ES calculator with book tabs for all your awesome material!!  Everything you need to start learning and practicing including bonus reference cheat sheets and tools!



Your instructor is there to support you 100% of the time.  Ask question in the forum, live in the course (if that's the option you choose), or through email.  We won't leave you hanging.  You'll also get a structured syllabus and course homework to keep you on target and moving.



PPI has proven pass rates for the course.  The average NCEES SE test taker passes 40% of the time, while those that take the SE course pass at a rate of 90%!!


About the Instructors

Nathan Rosencranz, PE, SE is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts and a licensed structural engineer in the state of Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Columbia University.

He has 9 years of experience in structural engineering working on projects ranging from the Manhattan Bridge, to Madison Square Garden, to single span girder bridges, to temporary structure and gantry design. He currently works as a structural engineer with Gill Engineering Associates. He is a member of ASCE, SEI, BSCES, and he sits on the SEI Boston Executive Committee.

Ian Riley, PE, SE is a young professional engineer in the state of Maine and is employed as a structural engineer at a multi-discipline engineer consulting firm. Despite the relatively short eight years that Ian has spent in the field, he has an extremely diverse background in structural design.

His experience includes: pulp and paper industrial engineering, structural collapse investigations, residential medium-rise building design, wood structural design, below grade precast concrete utility structures, steel building design, masonry wall design, long-span precast box culverts, industrial crane and monorail design, aluminum structures, storage mezzanine design, and much more.

Ian has always been active online helping other SE exam takers and other engineers through internet forums and as a guest writer for engineering websites. As a strong proponent of the 16-hour structural engineering exam and structural engineering licensure he's looking forward to working with PPI to allow others to successfully complete the structural engineering exam.

Live Course Demo

Check out a live demo so you can get the feel of the course and layout!   You'll notice helpful links, who's in the room, the ability to chat live with the instructor and the lecture video.  On-demand courses are pre-recorded, live is, well, live.


What People Are Saying...



"Material is nicely outlined and instructors are very knowledgeable. Seems as if they recently have taken the SE exam too, so that helps with the presentation."--Gregory A., PPI SE student



"I have been waiting a LONG time for PPI to put this course together!  Overall, the course was GREAT! The content in the course benefited me on the exam and for self-improvement. The instructors express a passion for engineering and learning."--Terry T., PPI SE student



"I just wanted to say thank you for going over and beyond to help us out in the class. You teaching the material and your explanations actually made the exam EASY! Without saying too much about the exam, let’s just say your seismic concrete design handouts were very beneficial. But not only did taking your class help with the exam, it made me a better structural engineer. So regardless if I pass or not, thank you."--Joel G., PPI SE student



"This course package came with great study materials. I did not have to buy tons of other text books. The review course really made a difference in the areas where I had no work experience like Bridges, Pre-stress, Timber and Masonry. This review course helped me fill that gap."--Ishan G., PPI SE student



"I would highly recommend this SE review course. The instructors know their stuff, the homework is thorough, and participating in the classes is very helpful. This review course has made me a better structural engineer."--Michael H., PPI SE student

Is This Course Right For You?

Who is this for

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    Those that need the structure of a syllabus and instructor to help guide them through the SE exam.
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    You enjoy the help of an instructor to guide you when you get stuck.
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    You've failed the SE before or have wanted to take it but haven't found the motivation.
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    You're too busy to attend a physical class but want a course to help.

Who is this not for

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    Those that don't meet the requirements for registering and taking the SE exam.
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    Those looking for a college course of study on the topic of structural engineering. 
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    Those that aren't will to work with a schedule to do homework to prepare for this exam.
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    Anyone that feels that by simply taking a course they'll pass.  You have to put in the work.

Passing Score Guarantee!

We’re confident that you’ll pass your exam after completing this course.  If you don’t pass, you can come back at any time and take the 90-Day OnDemand prep course for free. Both the Live Online and OnDemand courses qualify for the guarantee.


Additional Perks, Check it out!

These additional perks to the course will help you get going immediately!

Buy the complete bundle and Save 15% on your order!

 If you buy the bundle you'll save 15% off the material as opposed to piecing it all together.  You'll also get 15% any additional books you'd like to purchase thru PPI (sweet!).  If you have books still have the option of piecing it all together but you won't save as much.


Office Hours = anytime you need

Access to our instructors can be done live in the chat room, through email, or in the class forum.  We will be there to answer all your questions.


Free Bonus Class

Maximize your time on exam day by knowing how to use your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator. These 12 easy-to-follow video lessons will provide you with the training, tips, and shortcuts necessary for exam success. Receive 90 days of access from date of purchase for free!!

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On Demand

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    Over 73 hours of instruction
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    30, 60, and 90 day access options available at different price points
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    Bundle the course and save 15% (build in price)
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    30, 60, and 90 day access options available
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    Guarantee to pass


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    Live lessons with a live instructor.  Scheduled 2 days a week for about 4 weeks.  See PPI for actual schedule (linked below) 
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    Everything you get with the on-demand option
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    Live office hours
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    Live forum for student access
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    Recordings of each lecture are accessible should you miss a class
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    Passing guarantee



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