Membership Grades


Member
To be eligible for admission or transfer to the grade of Member, an applicant:
  1. Shall be a graduate from a transportation related program at a school of recognized standing and in the active practice of transportation or traffic work; or shall have had:
  2. If not a graduate from a transportation related program at a school of recognized standing shall have five years of professional experience and shall be in transportation or traffic engineering work.

Institute Affiliate
To be eligible for admission to the grade of Institute Affiliate, the applicant must be a person who is not otherwise eligible for ITE membership or who may be accumulating experience towards ITE membership and

  1. is engaged in transportation or traffic engineering work; or
  2. is in a related field and who, by virtue of stature or official position, is in a position to contribute to the work of transportation professionals; or
  3. is engaged in commerce or industry and comes into frequent contact with transportation and/or traffic engineers and who has an interest in the profession or is in a position to work with and assist transportation professionals.

Student Member
To be eligible for admission to the grade of Student Member, an applicant must be:

  1. enrolled as a Student in a graduate or undergraduate school of recognized standing; and
  2. registered in at least one course in transportation or traffic engineering unless exempted by the faculty advisor of a Student Chapter of ITE; and 
  3. not otherwise eligible for another grade of membership.

Student membership shall cease if a Student Member withdraws from the required academic course or fails to apply for transfer toMember within one year after graduation.

Fellow
There is no direct admission to the grade of Fellow. To be eligible for transfer to the grade of Fellow, an applicant must:

  1. have been in the grade of Member for at least five years; and
  2. have attained significant professional stature which may be demonstrated by being a legally registered engineer; by having a peer-refereed license or certification based on education, examination and experience; or by comparable evidence of professional status as determined by the Board; and
  3. have had responsible charge of important transportation or traffic engineering work including scientific, educational and managerial activities, for at least five years; and
  4. have demonstrated an active commitment and contribution to the work of ITE or the profession.

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