Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior Member grade.
- Recognition: The professional recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence.
- 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.
- Letter of Recommendation: A letter of commendation on the achievement of Senior member grade will be sent to your employer (upon request.) Request a letter of commendation.
- Announcements: Announcement of your elevation can be made in section/society and/or local newsletters, newspapers, and notices.
In addition to your new benefits, the following rewards are sent to you via postal mail:
- Complimentary Society Voucher: You may use this voucher to join one new IEEE Society.
- Senior Member plaque: An engraved plaque you can proudly display to colleagues, clients, and employers. The plaque, an attractive fine wood with bronze engraving, is sent approximately eight weeks after elevation..
To 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 (with some credit for certain degrees)
- Show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice
Generalized requirements for total of 10 years of experience:
- 7 years of professional practice + 3 years of Bachelor’s degree
- 6 years of professional practice + 4 years of Doctoral degree
More detail on specific requirements.