Membership Types

Description of IES Membership Types:

Licensed P.E. - Holds a valid license as a Professional Engineer in the U.S. or Canada.

Engineer Intern Over the Age of 35 - Holds valid Engineer Intern certification in the U.S. and is 35 years of age or older.

Engineer Intern Under the Age of 35 - Holds valid Engineer Intern certification in the U.S. and is 35 years of age or less.

Student Member - Is enrolled full time in an ABET accredited engineering program, or is enrolled full time in a graduate level engineering program.

Associate Member - Has an engineering degree from a recognized curriculum and is actively pursuing an engineering career, or is engaged in postgraduate engineering study, but is neither an E.I. nor a P.E.

Affiliate Member - Does not have the education or experience to become a licensed Professional Engineer but is engaged in the practice of technical skills or professional skills allied or affiliated with the engineering profession.

How to Attain Life Member or Retired Member Status

Members who qualify for Life or Retired member status must notify IES at info@iaengr.org or by calling 515-284-7055.

Life member status:

A member shall become eligible for life-member status with waiver of dues if the person has been a member above the Student grade for a period of 40 years, or if the member has retired from full-time employment and is not working more than 20 hours a week, and is at least 60 years of age and has been a member for a contiguous period of 30 years. Application for life-member status may be made personally, or by the member’s local chapter. Life Members retain all benefits of full membership.

Retired member status:

A member shall become eligible for retired member status if the member has retired from full-time employment and is working no more than 20 hours per week, and is at least 60 years of age and has paid dues for the 10 consecutive years preceding application for retired member status. One-half dues shall be paid annually until life-member status requirements are met. Application for retired-member status may be made personally by any member who meets the eligibility requirements, or by the member’s local chapter. Retired Members retain all benefits of full membership.