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An Introduction to Pile Foundations for Structures

COURSE NO: G02-003
An Introduction to Pile Foundations for Structures
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course is an introduction to data, principles, and methods for use in planning, design, and construction of deep foundations. Deep foundations are braced column elements (piles) transmitting structure loads down to the subgrade supporting medium. This course provides an introduction and general information with respect to the selection and design of deep foundations. Single and groups of driven piles and drilled shafts under axial and lateral static loads are treated.


This 2 PDH online course is intended for civil, structural and geotechnical engineers and other design and construction professionals interested in learning the types and application of timber, steel and concrete piles for foundations of structures.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the general methodology for pile selection and design
  • Learning about the "Load Factor Design (LFD)" approach
  • Learning how to apply the "Global Safety Factor (FS)"
  • Knowing how to address special situations when expansive clays, coral sands, and/or unconsolidated soils are encountered
  • Learning about large, small and non-displacement pile systems
  • Understanding the characteristics of timber, precast, Raymond and steel piles
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Pile Foundations for Structures".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Pile Foundations for Structures (1.12 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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