Webinar Frequently Asked Questions

What is an SAE Webinar?

SAE Webinars are traditional classroom seminars delivered over the web. Webinars are as informative and content-rich as a seminar - but you can participate without ever having to leave your desk. You can log in to the live event from anywhere you have a telephone and a PC with Internet access. Registration is on an individual participant basis.

SAE Webinars capitalize on the characteristics of the Web to offer interactive learning. Delivered in one or a series of 90-minute to two-hour sessions, webinars feature audio delivered by telephone, web-based presentations, interactive question-and-answer, and course-specific online forums for posting of supplemental materials. The live course presentations are recorded and made available for 30 days to those who register by the deadline, including those who are unable to attend on the scheduled dates/times. ANSI/IACET CEUs are awarded when course requirements have been met.

How often is a particular webinar offered?

Each webinar is typically offered at least twice per year but customer requests and registration numbers may dictate additional offerings.

How long is a webinar?

Webinars vary in length from a single session to eight sessions. Most webinar sessions are between 90 and 120 minutes in length. Some webinars are organized into a series of stand-alone webinars based on complementary subject matter or a progression of topics. Each webinar in a series requires separate registration.

What time does a webinar start?

Webinar start times vary and are published with corresponding dates on their respective description pages. In an effort to accommodate as many international time zones as possible, most SAE webinars are scheduled for late morning, Eastern Time. However, certain topics may favor a specific geographic region based on demand or market concentration.

How do I register?

You may register yourself via the web using the Register button at the top of the webpage next to the date(s) of your choosing. If you need to register someone other than yourself or wish to take advantage of a discount, please contact SAE Customer Service.

Are discounts available for Webinars?

Each webinar has a standard registration fee and a special SAE Member fee. To qualify for the SAE Member registration fee, member dues must be current. In some cases, the member savings off the list price is equal to or greater than an investment in SAE membership. You may wish to join SAE then register for the webinar.

SAE also offers a multiple seat discount for webinars. Register one individual in a particular webinar at the applicable list or member price, then register as many additional employees from the same company at half off the list price. Many of our webinars are part of a "series" and offer an additional option - register for one webinar in the series at the applicable list or member price and then registration for the same person in the related webinar(s) would be at 50% off the list price. See the specific webinars you wish to register for more information.

Is there a cut-off date for Webinar registration?

Due to the preparation involved for a webinar, registrations for webinars are taken until 5:00 p.m. the day before the first session. Each webinar requires a minimum number of registrants to make it a "go". You are encouraged to register early to ensure that the count is high enough to avoid cancellation.

What do I need to participate in a Webinar?

All that is required to participate in a webinar is a PC with Microsoft Internet Explorer, a web connection and a telephone. Software needed to fully participate is as follows: AdobeĀ© Acrobat Reader for the instructor's presentation; WebEx Training Center to view the live presentation; Windows Media Player to view the recordings.

When will I receive connection instructions?

Instructions on how to prepare for the webinar will be sent a few days in advance of the webinar. Final connection instructions will be sent to registered attendees the day before the start.

What does a webinar session include?

Each webinar session includes an outline of the session objectives, 90-120 minute live lecture, summaries, interactive polls, and opportunities for questions, answers, and open dialogue.

Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for webinars?

To qualify for Continuing Education Units, you must participate in all webinar sessions in their entirety and achieve at least a 70% score in the learning assessment that will be required at the conclusion of the webinar. Your transcript in the SAE Learning Center will reflect the CEUs you earn for your webinar participation, as well as for any SAE Professional Development course.

How long will I have access to the recordings, presentation handouts, and learning assessment?

Your access to the course through your Learning Center account will be open for 30 days following the last session of the webinar. This will allow you to view or review session recordings, download course materials, and participate in the learning assessment to ensure that you meet all course requirements to receive CEUs. We will send you an e-mail halfway through the access period to remind you to complete the course requirements. At the end of 30 days, the course is closed in the Learning Center and no further access can be accommodated. Your participation and any CEUs earned will be reflected in your SAE transcript.

I'm registered for the webinar but now I can't make one or more of the sessions or need to cancel. What can I do?

The live presentation will be recorded and made available for 30 days to those who are registered, regardless of availability for the live session. If you need to cancel, transfer to a future offering, or designate a substitute, a full refund is issued if you notify SAE at least 14 days prior to the webinar start date.

If you notify SAE less than 14 days prior, you are charged the full fee or you may:

  • Substitute a colleague to take your place in the original offering for no fee.
  • Transfer your registration to a future offering scheduled within one year of the original webinar. A $50.00 fee will apply.

Canceling may reduce group or multi-webinar discounts. NOTE: SAE reserves the right to cancel webinars and cannot be held responsible for related costs incurred by registrants other than the registration fee.