Qualifications for Member Grade:

In order to qualify for Member grade, you must demonstrate you are regularly employed in IEEE-designated fields with a combination of education and work experience for at least six years.

 How to apply for Member grade transition:

Once you update your member profile and if you meet the criteria as outlined above, you will automatically be elevated to Member grade. Please allow 24-48 hours to see this reflected in your profile. You will also receive a new IEEE membership card that reflects your new grade. There is no change to your IEEE membership dues.

Benefits of transitioning from Associate to Member grade:

  • Members are permitted to vote in general IEEE elections, while Associates are not eligible to vote.
  • Members holding Member grade or higher are permitted to hold volunteer office positions, while Associates are not eligible for officer positions.


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