Membership Information

To receive the full range of benefits from the Professional Communication Society, consider joining as a full IEEE member or an Affiliate member. As a full IEEE member, you receive an extensive benefits package in addition to the PCS membership. Affiliate members become members of just the Professional Communication Society—perfect for professionals whose broad technical interests are in areas other than those of the IEEE.

PCS Member Benefits

PCS members receive the following:

IEEE Membership

IEEE members receive an extensive benefits package. Membership in the Professional Communication Society is open to all IEEE members.

The IEEE membership application can be used to apply for full Institute membership as well as Professional Communication Society membership.

The Administrative Committee of the Professional Communication Society stands ready to help you with your IEEE application. You no longer need references or sponsors to complete your membership application.

PCS Affiliates

Professionals whose broad technical interests are in areas other than those of the IEEE but which are focused on the activities of our Society may join as Affiliates. The Affiliate receives only the services of the Society rather than those of the IEEE as a whole. For example, Affiliates do not receive IEEE Spectrum magazine and are not eligible to participate in the IEEE Financial Advantage Program. Affiliates do receive the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and the PCS Newsletter.

Another advantage to Affiliates is the discount on our annual International Professional Communication Conference (IPCC). Affiliate dues are US$90 annually (or $45 for a half-year), which covers $30 society fee plus the $60 that IEEE charges. You can obtain more information by e-mailing Julia Williams PCS President. Membership year begins on 1 January and expires on 31 December. After 15 August, only full-year membership is available for the next calendar year. After 28 February, only half-year membership is available for the initial year. To get more information, please contact IEEE Member Services at:

+1 800 678 IEEE (+1 800 678 4333) (USA and Canada);
+1 732 981 0060 (worldwide)
+1 732 981 0225 (fax)

Or mail to: 445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 6804, Piscataway, NJ 08854-6804 USA