IEEE-USA provides a variety of services and resources for members exploring or engaged in the practice of consulting, under the oversight of the IEEE-USA’s Alliance of IEEE Consultants’ Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC).

  • IEEE-USA supports the IEEE Consultants Network with quarterly newsletters and access to an annual consultants webinar series. Network members can also take advantage of the IEEE Consultants Exchange in IEEE Collabratec.
  • IEEE-USA assists with the start-up of local IEEE Consultant Networks and encourages member-consultants to take advantage of these networking and educational opportunities they provide.
  • IEEE Consultants can advertise their services in the IEEE-USA Consultant Finder.
  • IEEE-USA also arranges occasional workshops and offers webinars and ebooks on consulting-related topics, as well as specialized resources such as the annual Consultants Fee Survey.


Guide to Starting a Local Consultants Network

This guide, developed by the AICNCC, is designed to help IEEE members who are independent consultants launch a new consultants network, if none currently exists in their respective areas.

To understand more about starting local consultants networks and making that local network an official IEEE Affinity Group please watch this short video presentation.

IEEE-USA Reports & E-Books for Consultants

IEEE-USA Consultants Fee Survey Report - 2020 Edition

IEEE-USA's Consultants Fee Survey Report provides a useful profile of typical, self-employed and independent technical consultants, including education, experience, business practices, median earnings and hourly rate, that can help consultants bench-mark their consulting practice. The reports are based on annual surveys conducted of IEEE members in the United States who identify themselves as self-employed consultants deriving 50% or more of their consulting income from independent work. Purchase this eBook today!

Consulting for Geeks
This e-book focuses on how to become a small, independent consultant. Thinking about consulting, but not sure where to start? Already consulting, but need some advice? Maybe this e-book can help.
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The Best of Today’s Engineer: On Consulting (Vol. 2)
This compilation of articles from Today’s Engineer addresses a wide variety of consulting topics, including: reasons for becoming a consultant; how to become a better networker; and how to incorporate the new social media into your practice.
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The Best of Today’s Engineer: On Consulting (Vol. 1)
This collection of articles provides information on how to start a local consultants network; how to make sure you get paid for your work; how to make the transition from marketing to paid consulting; IEEE-USA’s 2004 Profile of Consultants; and a sample consulting contract.
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AICN Newsletters

The AICN Newsletter provides timely news to consultants and would-be consultants on how to start or improve your consulting practice. It contains stories written by IEEE members about the world of engineering consulting, highlighting trends in the engineering field and interviews with company executives about what they look for in a consultant.

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On-Demand Webinars for Consultants

On-Demand Webex Webinars for Consultants

All You Ever Wanted to Know about the New IEEE-USA Consultant Finder
Presenter: Karen McLean  |  Date Recorded: 11-14-2018

Building the Consultant Practice of Tomorrow Using Today’s Online Tools
Presenter: Michael Bryant  |  Date Recorded: 4-5-2018

So You Want to be a Consultant?
Presenter: Daryl Gerke, P.E.  |  Date Recorded: 2-8-2018

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IEEE Member Discounts For Consultants

IEEE member consultants can take advantage of exclusive and discounted pricing on insurance and a variety of products and services (where available) that can add up to substantial savings.  Among the offerings are Professional Liability Insurance, plus accidental death, disability and life insurance polices provided by Mercer to met the needs of individuals not covered by company plans.  For more information, go to: https://www.ieeeinsurance.com/us

InnovationQ Plus

InnovationQ Plus is a unique patent search and analytics platform that combines the power of a machine learning-based search engine with a global patent database and critical IEEE content to quickly sift through millions of complex documents to find relevant prior art and uncover powerful insights.  InnovationQ Plus indexes more than 4 million documents from IEEE journals, conferences and standards along with a global database of over 108 million patents and applications.  InnovationQ Plus also provides a host of videos, ebooks, product information, whitepapers and webinars.  For more information or to request a demo, go to: https://innovationqplus.ieee.org

For more information on IEEE-USA's Consultant Services, the Alliance of IEEE Consultants' Networks Coordinating Committee, or how to start your own local IEEE Consultants' Network, contact:

Daryll Griffin
2001 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-5104
(Office) 202/530-8337
(Fax) 202/785-0835
(Email) d.r.griffin@ieee.org