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 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.

IEEE congratulates our 347 new Senior Members.
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 16 April 2005 in San Juan, PR. Bill Gjertson, Chair of the A&A Committee, would like to thank the panel of Senior Members and Fellows from the Puerto and Caribbean Section who took part in the review process.

The Senior Member Update in Excel with listings in three formats: by Region/Section, by Last Name, and by Society can be accessed online from the Senior Member Update Web page at

If you have any questions regarding the status of a Senior Member application, send your inquiry to or go to <>.

For information on how your Section or Society can earn cash rewards for nominating Senior Member candidates, see Nominate a Senior Member Initiative at <>.
To check how your Region, Section or Society is doing in terms of Senior Member elevations and nominations this year, go to <>.

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