Become an IEEE 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. Benefits include:

  • Professional recognition by your peers and the IEEE
  • Letter of commendation will be sent to your employer
  • Senior Member Plaque
  • Complimentary Society Membership

The Senior Member Committee can help you achieve your Senior Member status. Contact the Systems Council Senior Member Committee Chair, Walt Downing, for more information or for help with obtaining endorsements.

Eligibility for Senior Member Grade

To be eligible for elevation to Senior Member grade, 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 10 years (with some credit for certain degrees)

  • Show significant performance over a period of at least 5 of their years in professional practice

View IEEE Senior Member Requirements

Do you know eligible colleagues?

Do you know colleagues that are eligible for elevation to IEEE Senior Member grade? If so, please consider nominating them as candidates. Here’s how:
  1. Login to the IEEE website with your membership credentials.
  2. Go to the Member Grade Elevation page
  3. Click on the link “Individuals may apply for Senior Member grade online”
  4. Click on the link “BEGIN NOMINATION PROCESS” and follow the instructions to nominate a candidate.

There is no additional fee to apply for Senior Member grade.

Senior Membership Application