Published on April 10, 2024

Senior Member is the highest grade of IEEE membership for which a member can apply.  Only 10% of the 400,000 members of IEEE are Senior Members.  We would love to see more of our colleagues in the Professional Communication Society applying for this honor.  

Benefits of Senior Membership

As a Senior Member, you will be among very few members of IEEE to be awarded this honor.  You will receive a plaque and a commendation and will be presented with increased leadership opportunities.

Qualifications for Senior Membership

  • A candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator in IEEE-designated fields [this includes technical communication].
  • Candidates shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years.
  • Candidates shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.
  • In addition, candidates for Senior Member grade must supply three references from current IEEE members holding the grade of Fellow, Senior Member, or Honorary Member. 

If you need more information on PCS members who are qualified write a reference, email Pam Estes Brewer at  For complete details, go to