IEEE Member Elevation Resources


Review the resources linked below to learn about IEEE member grades and the elevation processes.


IEEE Senior Member Grade

Senior Member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. 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 (with some credit for certain degrees)
  • Show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional practice

Review complete IEEE Senior Member grade requirements

Additional Resources

Begin Senior Member Application Process

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Note: Applications and attachments, such as resumes and CVs, must be written/submitted in English.

IEEE Fellow Grade

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Review the sections included here to learn about the history of the IEEE Fellow grade, the elevation process, and how the program evolved through the years to become the program it is today.

IEEE Fellow Resources: