Modified: December 4, 2023
Seismic Design Review (SDR) provides civil engineering candidates the most comprehensive products to help them effectively prepare for the 2.5 hour CA Civil Seismic Principles (CSP) portion of the California Civil P.E. examination.
For over 30 years, SDR seminars, SDR webinars, and the SDR workbook have been helping candidates prepare for the CSP exam. As the CSP exam passing statistics show, SDR participants have as much as twice the exam passing rate of those who have taken the exam without SDR's help.
On the December 8, 2022 Board Meeting, BPELSG approved a new CSP (seismic) Test Plan and CES (surveying) Test Plan which will become effective on January 1, 2024 (i.e., 2024-Q1). All testing quarters of 2023 will continue to use the 2019 California Building Code (CBC) as the building code reference for the CSP (seismic) exam. The 2022 California Building Code (CBC) will become the building code reference effective on January 1, 2024.
The new SDR Workbook based on the 2021 IBC/2022 CBC and ASCE 7-16 is now available. The Winter 2024 SDR Live Webinars will be offered in January and February of 2024 to allow applicants to prepare for a 2024-Q1 or later CSP (seismic) exam.
NOTE: All 2024 SDR Live Webinar participants and 2024 SDR On-Demand Webinar participants will be provided access to a 55 question online computer-based testing (CBT) practice exam prior to their CA special Civil Seismic Principles (CSP) examination. This online CBT practice exam is timed (2.5 hours) and results will be providing immediately upon the completion of the exam. Participants will be allowed to take the online CBT practice exam twice.
The 2024 SDR Live Webinars are presented over a period of five weeks. The live webinars include intensive and structured review of the important topics, problem solving practice, along with the tips and strategies that will be needed to pass the exam. The live webinar format allows you to ask questions and participate in the course from the convenience of your desktop computer, laptop, or tablet device.
The Winter 2024 SDR Live Webinars will be based on the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) / 2022 California Building Code (CBC) and ASCE 7-16.
The SDR Workbook - 2021 IBC and ASCE 7-16 version, which must be purchased separately from the Winter 2024 SDR Live Webinars, is available now.
The 2024 SDR On-Demand Webinars will be created from the recorded and edited 2024 SDR Live Webinars. The on-demand videos will be organized by SDR Workbook chapters.
To prepare for the 2024-Q1 or later CA Civil Seismic Principles (CSP) exam, the 2024 SDR On-Demand Webinars will be created from the recorded and edited Winter 2024 SDR Live Webinars which will be based on the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) / 2022 California Building Code (CBC) and ASCE 7-16.
The SDR Workbook - 2021 IBC and ASCE 7-16 version, which must be purchased separately from the 2024 SDR On-Demand Webinars, is available now.
2021 IBC (2022 CBC) version – SDR Workbooks are NOW in stock and available for order and shipping to prepare for the 2023-Q4 CA Civil Seismic Principles (CSP) exam.
Workbook includes lecture notes, example problems (with comprehensive solutions), 457 multiple choice problems (similar to the exam format), multiple choice solutions, important definitions, notations, many short-cut tables, and an index for quick access to the information you will need when taking the CSP exam.