IEEE, pronounced "Eye-triple-E", stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name.

IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world's largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.

You can join IEEE by completing the online membership application. We offer the following membership types:

Professional Membership: For individuals who are contributing or working in a technology or engineering field.

Student/Graduate Student Membership: For individuals studying at least part time in a technology or engineering field at an accredited institution. To qualify for student rates include: School Accreditation, Type of Degree, also your start and graduation date.

If you do not have a credit card, please complete the online application, but choose the "Print and Mail/Fax with payment" option on the shipping page.

New members that join between 1 March and 15 August are billed at half-off the full-year membership dues, and receive membership benefits through 31 December.

Membership in IEEE is open to individuals who by education or experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field. The designated fields are: Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, and Law and Policy. Additional information regarding Qualifications for IEEE Membership can be found on our website.

IEEE Account has been enhanced to significantly improve the overall IEEE experience, making it a simpler, easier and faster process. The link to sign in using your IEEE Account can be located at the top of any IEEE page.

Visit "My Account" and sign in using your IEEE Account to:

  • Manage your IEEE Membership
  • Personalize your IEEE Experience
  • Get Member Discounts
  • Manage your IEEE Purchase History
  • Navigate to a different IEEE website without having to re-authenticate
  • Add items from multiple IEEE websites and checkout with a single step


Using your IEEE Account you can also access:

  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library
  • IEEE Standards Association
  • IEEE Spectrum Online
  • MyIEEE
  • EWH (1.0 & 2.0)
  • vTools
  • Online Senior Member Application.

As an IEEE Member in good standing you can print a certificate by signing into myIEEE using your IEEE Account. If you have not renewed your IEEE membership you will not be able to print a member certificate. You can renew your annual membership online by signing into "My Account". The link is located at the top of the IEEE page.

Please refer to the instructions below once you successfully sign into myIEEE:

- At the top of the page hover over the "greeting", (Hello, Your Name)

- Select "Member Certificate (PDF)"

-  Once the certificate opens, select print from your browser window.

Yes. Once you have registered for an IEEE Email, you will have access to Gmail mailbox, calendar and contacts.

Once you have signed in with your IEEE Account, you will notice that your name will appear on the top right corner. Place your mouse over your name to display a drop down menu of options for managing your account. The link to sign in is located at the top of the IEEE page.

You will be able to update and view the following information:

  • IEEE Account
  • Security Identifier
  • Communication Preferences
  • Personal Profile
  • Professional and Education Information
  • Your IEEE Purchase Information


Once your selection has been updated, click on "Save" to finalize the change to your account.

You can sign into Google Apps using these steps:

Go to http://email.ieee.org in any web browser.

Log in with your IEEE Account. This is the recommended way of signing in. Note that for your convenience you can alternatively use your ieee.org e-mail address as the username.

You can recover your IEEE Account by selecting "Forgot Password". You will be asked to enter your First and Last name and your current Email Address that is on your IEEE Account. Once you have answered these questions, you will be prompted to answer your Security Questions in order to proceed. If you are an IEEE Member, an IEEE Account has already been established for you.

You can print your IEEE membership card by logging into myIEEE using your IEEE Account. Life Members please contact us directly to request a replacement membership card.

Once logged in click on your name and select "Membership Card (PDF)".

IEEE sponsors more than 1,400 annual conferences and meetings worldwide, please visit the IEEE web site for more information about conferences.

Your IEEE Membership number can be obtained by signing into myIEEE and placing your cursor over your name. You will need to log in using your IEEE Account. Your IEEE Membership card and your annual renewal notice also state your member number.

Additionally, from IEEE Home Page, you may select "Sign In" at the top of the page, hover your mouse over your name which will then open a drop down menu. Select "My Account". Under Personalize your IEEE Experience, you can view your membership number by clicking on "Manage your personal profile" or "Membership and Subscription profile".


You can join IEEE online now. You will be able to complete the new member application and enhance your IEEE Membership by adding societies, special interest groups and subscriptions.

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

As an IEEE member you can access information on local events and activities by visiting myIEEE, the members' personalized gateway to IEEE membership.

In addition, members can also:

  • Attend a New Member Orientation to learn valuable information about how to get the most out of your membership (www.ieee.org/start)
  • Access individual Society memberships and subscriptions
  • Connect with local IEEE Sections and volunteer leadership
  • Find upcoming conferences
  • Learn more about member exclusive benefits
  • Read the latest news from IEEE, IEEE Spectrum, IEEE Standards News, and The Institute