ASCE fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by 3% of ASCE members.
Exclusive fellow benefits
In the year of your advancement, you will:
- Receive a cherry-wood framed certificate, a pin, lanyard, and ribbons
- Receive a fellow membership card
- Have a bio and photo published in Civil Engineering Source
Ongoing benefits for fellows:
- Enjoy a VIP lounge at the ASCE Convention
- Complimentary fellow pad folio at the ASCE Convention
- Ability to use the fellow logo for personal or business communications
- Dedicated ASCE staff liaison to assist fellows with all membership needs
As a Fellow, you’ll receive exclusive benefits, including a VIP lounge at the ASCE Convention, the use of the Fellow logo in your communications, and a dedicated ASCE staff liaison to assist you.
Applying for advancement to ASCE fellow
To apply for fellow, complete the fellow application and submit it to the Membership Application Review Committee (MARC). The minimum requirements are ten years of responsible charge in the grade of member* and a P.E. or P.L.S./L.S./P.S. license. There is no direct admission to the grade of fellow.
Members may request a waiver of specific requirements.
Applicants for the fellow grade should provide the following:
- Completed fellow application form (PDF)
- Nomination form (PDF) completed by an authorized representative of an ASCE Organizational Entity (for example, section or branch president, Board of Direction members, institute board of governors member, technical committee chair, etc.)
- Copy of Professional Engineer or Professional Land Surveyor license (U.S. or international)
- Completed testimonial reference forms (PDF) from three references (two must be from ASCE fellows or higher grade of membership; the third may be from an ASCE member or higher grade of membership)
- There is a membership directory available to help locate your colleagues who are members and fellows.
- Copy of resume or CV
All applications for the fellow grade are thoroughly reviewed by the Membership Application Review Committee (MARC), which meets monthly as needed.
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Professional recognition of your engineering peers
What current ASCE fellows say...
"It is said that one shouldn’t be prideful, but being named a Fellow is a case where you should feel very proud. I still look at my Fellow certificate and feel a true sense of accomplishment, it being one of the most meaningful of my career."Jack A. RaudenbushP.E., F.ASCE
"I have had a career where very few of my accomplishments are mine and mine alone. I have been very fortunate to have had a lot of exciting and professionally satisfying experiences with projects, construction, design, and working in professional and civic activities. The award (of Fellow) belongs to many people who added value to each effort."Michael Ross FinkP.E., F.ASCE
"There are a lot of us average engineers (average Joes) out here trying to design a better, safer world consistently. We don’t seek a promotion or salary increase. I am honored that ASCE and our engineering peers recognize that unwavering effort with the Fellow grade."Benny K. LouieP.E., F.ASCE
"ASCE is the professional society I have belonged to throughout my career. I am proud of being a long-term member of it. I hope that my Fellow position will inspire more young civil engineers to contribute to and to be nurtured by this Society."Hayley H. ShenPh.D., F.EMI, F.ASCE
"Placing the F.ASCE credential after my name gives me a tremendous sense of pride. To my colleagues and clients, it reinforces that my work is consistent and true and that my word is trustworthy. By being recognized as a Fellow, I have gained access to an exceptional network of civil engineers who have dedicated their careers to achieving excellence."N. Catherine Bazan-AriasPh.D., P.E., BC.GE, F.ASCE