Senior Membership

Elevate your membership!


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 forat 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 requirementsforSenior 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 he or she intends 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 he or she 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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