IEEE-USA provides a variety of services and resources for members exploring or engaged in the practice of consulting.


This guide, developed by the IEEE-USA Consultants Committee, 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’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.

AICN NewsletterThe IEEE-USA Consultants Committee Newsletter (formerly 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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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:

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:

For more information on IEEE-USA’s Consultant Services, the IEEE-USA Consultants 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