Membership Categories
There are several categories of membership, known as grades, in the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE. Read below and follow the links to learn more about each category.

Member: Nearly 70% of all IEEE CS members fall into this category. Practicing industry professionals and academics with an interest in computing that have not met or applied for Senior member should apply to this category.  Learn more about IEEE Computer Society Member benefits.

Join now as an IEEE CS member.


Student Member: Undergraduate Students are eligible for the Student Member grade. Student members pay reduced fees for membership. Students must belong to IEEE in order to become an IEEE Computer Society Student member. Student membership includes access the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library in addition to many other discounts and special support at IEEE CS conferences and events.  Learn more about CS Student Membership.

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Graduate Student Member: Our graduate students fall into the Graduate Student Member grade. They are eligible for the same benefits and discounts as Student Members, but the Graduate Student Member grade reflects the advanced nature of their studies. Learn more about CS Graduate Student Membership.

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Senior Member: The Senior Member grade is granted by the IEEE and is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior member grade. To learn more about Senior member qualifications and to apply click here.


Life Member: A special IEEE membership designation given to individuals based on years of IEEE membership and their age. Eligible IEEE members will automatically be elevated to life membership.


Fellow: IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Learn more about becoming an IEEE Fellow.


Affiliate Member: Affiliate members are IEEE CS members that are not IEEE members. They do not receive IEEE benefits, but receive CS benefits. Learn more about becoming a CS Affiliate Member.

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Membership Certificate

Once you’ve joined IEEE CS, you can download your membership certificate.

– Log into Collabratec here >>

  • Click on your name in the top right of the screen and select “Member Certificates” from the drop-down menu.
  • From the “Member Certificates” page, click on the “Download PDF” link to the right of “IEEE Computer Society Membership.”
  • Open the PDF and print it.
  • Proudly display in your workplace.