member: Fellow

ASCE Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5% of ASCE members.

dues: $260

There is no direct admission to the grade of Fellow. Fellow status must be attained by professional accomplishments via application and election by the Membership Application Review Committee (MARC).

  • Minimum requirements are 10 years of responsible charge in the grade of Member and a P.E. or P.L.S. license.
  • Members may request a waiver of specific requirements.

Fellows exclusive benefits

  • Receive a cherry-wood framed certificate, a pin, lanyard, and ribbons
  • Receive a Fellow Gold Membership Card
  • Have a bio and photo published in ASCE News
  • Enjoy a VIP lounge at the ASCE Convention
  • Complimentary Fellow pad folio at the ASCE Convention 
  • Receive 2 free tickets to the OPAL (Outstanding Projects and Leaders) Awards Gala (a $700 value), as well as special recognition during the program 
  • Lanyards
  • Ability to use the Fellow logo for their personal or business communications
  • Dedicated ASCE Staff Liaison to assist Fellows with all of their membership needs 

if you have this degree

then you need these credentials

  1. Current ASCE member
  2. AND be a licensed Professional Engineer or Professional Land Surveyor in the United States or in the country in which the member resides (if such licensure is available) for a minimum of 10 years
  3. AND nominated by an organizational entity of the Society (this includes Section or Branch Presidents, Board of Direction members, Institute Board of Governors members, and Chairs of Standing Board Committees)
  4. AND have had responsible charge for not less than 10 years, in the grade of Member, of important work in engineering or surveying and be qualified to direct, conceive, plan, or design engineering works OR have had responsible charge for not less than 10 years, in the grade of Member, of important industrial, business, construction, educational, editorial, research, or engineering society activity, requiring the knowledge and background gained from engineering training and experience.

then you need these credentials

  1. 10 years ASCE membership at the Member grade
  2. A copy of your P.E., P.L.S. license or expiration date, license number and state (US only) 
  3. Entity should submit a Fellow Nomination Form for consideration. 
  4. Have 3 completed Reference Forms emailed to .
  5. Submit a Fellow Application Form   AND resume or CV.


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