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Requirements for elevation to IEEE Senior Member

IEEE Bylaw I-105.3 sets forth the criteria for elevation to Senior Member Grade, as follows:

"… a candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive
or originator in IEEE-designated fields. The candidate shall have been in
professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant
performance over a period of at least five of those years."

There is no cost to convert to a Senior Member. "Senior" refers to professional experience, not age, and you do not need to be a "senior citizen" to be a Senior Member.

For full information visit the IEEE Senior Member Web pages

Once you determine that you fulfill the requirements for Senior Member (SM) grade, identify your three references who must be IEEE Senior Members or Fellows.

If you have difficulty in locating individuals to serve as your references, contact your local Section or Chapter for assistance. For help in contacting your Section/Chapter Chair, email Denise Howard at

If you have been notified by a Section officer that they intend to nominate you for Senior Member grade, the nominator serves as one reference as long as he/she is a Senior Member or Fellow. Otherwise, the required number of references is still three in addition to the nomination.

Alternatively, contact your Section Chair and ask if they can nominate you. This will help your Section earn a rebate at the end of the year through the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative.

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report on news around the IEEE, from the editors of
The Institute. The most current version of The Institute can always be
found at <>

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