Become a Senior Member

Senior Member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated for Senior Member grade. Become a Senior Member now!




Benefits of Senior Membership


sm1 Copy* Recognition:The professional recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence.

* Senior member plaque Since January 1999, all newly elevated Senior members have received an engraved Senior Member plaque to be proudly displayed for colleagues, clients and employers to see. The plaque, an attractive fine wood with bronze engraving, is sent within six to eight weeks after elevation. 

* US$25 coupon: IEEE will recognize all newly elevated Senior members with a coupon worth up to US$25.  This coupon can be used to join one new IEEE society. The coupon expires on 31 December of the year in which it is received.

* Letter of commendation: A letter of commendation will be sent to your employer on the achievement of Senior member grade (upon the request of the newly elected Senior member).

* Announcements: Announcement of elevation can be made in section/society and/or local newsletters, newspapers and notices.

* Leadership Eligibility: Senior members are eligible to hold executive IEEE volunteer positions.

* Ability to refer other candidates: Senior members can serve as a reference for other applicants for senior membership.

* Review panel: Senior members are invited to be on the panel to review senior member applications. 




sm2To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:

  • be engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in IEEE-designated fields
  • have experience reflecting professional maturity
  • have been in professional practice for at least ten years
  • show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice

For complete requirements, click here



Begin Senior Member Application 



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