HOW TO UPGRADE TO SENIOR MEMBER IEEE

 

Detailed Information on the Process


"Elevate your Membership to Senior Member grade"


IEEE London Section*

Senior Member is IEEE's distinguished membership grade approved and assigned by the IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee only for IEEE members with 10 years in their profession and at least 5 years of significant technical or professional performance.

This page has three parts.  

Part 1 explains why the IEEE London Section encourages you to consider upgrading your membership if you are of Member or Associate Member grade - the reasons why we believe it is in your professional self-interest.   Part 2 explains what experience you need to have and what information you need to provide to qualify.   Part 3 explains the three choices of process, and exactly what steps to follow to be successful.  

        The professional recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence.

        An attractive fine wood and bronze engraved Senior Member plaque to proudly display. Up to $25.00 gift certificate toward one new Society membership.

        A letter of commendation to your employer from the IEEE President on the achievement of Senior Member grade (upon the request of the newly elected Senior Member.) Announcement of elevation in Section/Society and local newsletters, newspapers and notices.

        In general, building your professional career is a continuing process with many facets - holding the highest IEEE membership grade that you qualify for is a simple step that you can take in that process.

        Senior Members are eligible to hold executive IEEE volunteer positions. Holding a volunteer office in the IEEE is another way to demonstrate leadership skills that are considered valuable - especially by management when you are looking for a promotion or a new improved job - and more responsible IEEE leadership positions require SM grade.

        be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator in IEEE-designated fields;

        have been in professional practice for at least ten years and have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years;

        provide current address & contact information, education details (up to 3 degrees), and present occupation details;

        use this link for more details - i.e. for examples of "significant performance";

        find three Senior Members or Fellows to serve as references and provide (a) the candidate's name and IEEE Member Number, (b) their relationship to the candidate and (c) an explanation of how the candidate has significantly performed his/her professional duties for at least five years.

Or

        be nominated by your IEEE London Section and find two Senior Members or Fellows to serve as references and provide (a) the candidate's name and IEEE Member Number, (b) their relationship to the candidate and (c) an explanation of how the candidate has significantly performed his/her professional duties for at least five years.

        There are two choices - Application or Nomination

        In either case, three references are required from IEEE Senior Members or Fellows. In the case of the Nomination, your section could be the nominator.

        If the nominator is a Senior Member or a Fellow of the IEEE (or the London Section) , 2 references will be required from IEEE Senior Members or Fellows.

        Application - requires three references.   As the applicant, you must:

 

        locate three people who will agree to serve as references, and submit the reference forms in a timely manner;

        send to people acting as references a CV (about 2 pages) containing details of your professional education and work experience - and detailing five years of significant performance;

        (As Applicant) complete this online web form (MS Word and PDF versions also available on linked page)

        (As Reference) complete this online web form (MS Word and PDF versions also available on linked page)

 

        Nomination - requires three references (see note below *)   As the nominator, you must:

 

        locate and ask three people to serve as references, and submit the reference forms in a timely manner;

        obtain from candidate a CV (about 2 pages) containing details of your candidate's professional education and work experience - and detailing five years of significant performance - and send to people acting as references.

        View nomination instructions here.

 

 

* adapted from IEEE Toronto Section