Senior Members

Senior Member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply and reflects professional maturity and experience. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior member grade. 

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;
  • show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice
  • have three references from other Senior Members or Fellows

Benefits of Senior Membership

  • 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 commendation: 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 Membership: You may join one new IEEE Society for one year.
  • 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 twelve weeks after elevation.