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See below for information on referring a colleague to IEEE membership and for IEEE membership application and payment alternatives.


Invite a colleague to join IEEE

If you know someone who is not an IEEE member and is working or studying in the technology or engineering fields, invite them to join IEEE.

Current members can earn an award under the IEEE Member-Get-A-Member program for referring new members.


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Payment options

When using your credit card, joining online is convenient and gives you immediate access to your membership benefits.

IEEE accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, Diners Club, and American Express. After joining online, you will receive an email confirmation with your IEEE member number.

PayPal is now available for payment of memberships and subscriptions, Society Resource Center sites, and Xplore® articles. The PayPal payment option will not include article processing fees and products with recurring charges (like the Member Digital Library).


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Paper application information

If you do not have a credit card, please complete the online application, but choose the "Submit payment by mail" option on the payment page.

Please mail your completed application with payment to:

IEEE Application Processing
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

Or, you may fax it to +1 732 981 0225.

For professional membership, you may also download a membership application (PDF, 285 KB). To obtain a hard-copy application by mail, send an email, including your mailing address, to the IEEE Contact Center at


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See how IEEE membership pays for itself

Your membership fee is an investment in your future. You can realize a return on that investment by taking advantage of members-only savings.


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Benefits & Testimonials

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IEEE members connect, communicate, and learn from colleagues, in addition to saving on products and services.