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

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. 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.

*See Rules of Policy and Procedure,

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Submit to:

Email: [email protected]

Mail to:
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Attn: Applications Administrator/Membership Coordinator
1801 Alexander Bell Dr.
Reston, VA 20191-4382

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Read the Detailed Guidelines (PDF) or contact the Fellows Coordinator at [email protected], 800-548-2723 ext. 6289, or +1-703-295-6289.

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