An application for IES membership can be completed online HERE.
IES members residing in the San Francisco Bay Area are automatic members of IES SF. IES SF does not have membership independent of the national IES organization.
A member shall be a graduate from an accredited four year program with a degree in the art or science of illumination. In addition, the applicant should be actively engaged for at least five years in a professional capacity in a field related to illumination OR have made some valuable contribution to the art or science of illuminating engineering or to its literature.
Additional Qualifications (at least one of the following):
Be actively engaged for at least ten years in the practice or teaching of illumination or directly related fields
Have made some valuable contribution to the art or science of illuminating engineering or to its literature.
Be actively engaged for at least ten years (with LC, eight years) in the practice or teaching of illumination or directly related fields.
Shall be interested in the mission of the Society and be at least eighteen years of age. An Associate is entitled to all current privileges and benefits, but shall not serve on the Board of Directors, as a Regional Vice President, or as a Committee Chairperson.
Shall be registered full-time in a college or university for study toward a degree in engineering, science, fine arts, architecture, interior design or other related fields, or enrolled full-time in an accredited two year technical school whose curriculum is related to illumination. A Student shall be entitled to all current privileges and benefits, but shall not have the right to vote or to hold elective office, except in a Student Chapter.
The Emerging Professionals Initiative of the IES shall be an organization of members – regardless of membership classification – and shall provide unique opportunities for mentorship within the IES. Each member shall retain his/her own membership category of student, associate or member while participating in the group.
An Emerging Professional (EP) is a recent graduate entering the workforce for the first time OR a professional making a career move/change. A person shall be considered an emerging professional for five (5) years after graduation or entry into the lighting industry. Students will be considered members of this group.
Click here for more information about the IES Emerging Professionals program.
The organization or individual must have an interest in the purpose of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a desire to support this effort. If you or your company is interested in Sustaining membership see the following link: Sustaining members
Discounts on all IESNA publications
Discount on IESNA conferences, meetings and seminars
Networking through IESNA section activities
Subscription to LD+A and LEUKOS
And many more!