Technology is evolving rapidly, and engineers need to keep their skills up-to-date in order to help their organizations stay competitive. Additionally, many engineers need continuing education units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs) to maintain their engineering licenses and are seeking training programs that offer these. IEEE can help you provide these benefits to your engineers through the IEEE Certificates Program.

All applications for the IEEE Certificate Program are accepted online. Access the online application.

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Why IEEE Certificates?

Certificates Program example

You already know that IEEE is an association that brings together some of the best and brightest minds in engineering today. IEEE Certificates guarantee that your education program offers some of the most relevant content that engineers need to stay ahead in their fields. IEEE will review the content of your learning event ahead of time so that attendees know that it aligns with the high standards of IEEE. An IEEE Certificate is a guarantee of educational quality and a credential that engineers can proudly share.

IEEE maintains an official registry of all certificates awarded. This makes accounting to state licensing boards an easier task for engineers. It also helps IEEE organizational units keep track of their participants.

How to offer IEEE Certificates

IEEE Certificates Program adds value to your educational offerings and helps your program stand out from the competition. As an organization or educational content provider, you can provide IEEE Certificates that offer CEUs, PDHs, and Certificates of Completion through qualified programs. IEEE OUs, Societies, Sections, and Chapters are also eligible to offer IEEE Certificates for qualified events. Learn more about certificate types available.

The application process is online and easy to use. Pay per certificate or select from bulk discount pricing options for larger events. To get started, access the online application or contact the program administrator at for details.  

Recommend IEEE Certificates to your manager or organization

As an individual, participating in events or courses that offer IEEE Certificates means that you can continue your professional development and receive the training and recognition you need to maintain your engineering license, bolster your resume, and stand out in your professional networks. If your employer or organization doesn’t provide IEEE CEUs or PDHs at their events, why not recommend IEEE Certificates to your manager?

The IEEE Certificates Program benefits your organization in the following ways:

  1. Attract and retain top talent by showing your engineers that you’re invested in their growth and advancement, and provide the credentials to prove it.
  2. Help your engineers stand out from their peers and increase their professional opportunities by proudly displaying IEEE Certificates on their LinkedIn profiles.
  3. A variety of pricing models are available to help you save money.

If you would like to speak with an IEEE administrator about the program, please contact

Here’s sample copy you can use to share the IEEE Certificates Program with your manager.


Subject Line: IEEE Certificates Program

Dear [Manager Name],

I know that our organization is committed to the continuing and professional development of our staff. That’s why I wanted to share with you something I recently discovered, the IEEE Certificates Program. IEEE is the largest technical professional organization in the world. Its highly-cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities make IEEE the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

Through the IEEE Certificates Program, our company can offer CEUs and PDHs for our learning events, which can help our engineers maintain their licenses. It will also demonstrate our company’s investment in the professional development of our technical staff, giving us a credential that we can proudly use for professional advancement. You can learn more about the program online.

I would be happy to help facilitate the conversation between our team and the IEEE Certificates Program administrator. Please let me know when you have some time to further discuss this program.

[Your Name]