The IESANZ exists to advance the art and science of lighting through education, professional standards and advocacy.
We help our members to advance their careers and businesses through access to ongoing professional development, technical information, industry connections and recognition of skill, expertise and achievement.
We provide a range of events, courses and activities for professionals in lighting and associated fields.
The Guide to Membership is a document which sets out the grades of membership and provides information for those wishing to apply for membership or for a higher grade of membership.
The main grades of membership are:
Available to anyone wishing to join the Society. Post nominals allowed: AssocIES
An Associate member who has successfully completed a lighting course accredited by the Society may apply for upgrade to Technician. Post-nominals allowed: TechIES
An Associate or Technician who has successfully completed a lighting course accredited by the Society and who has a minimum of 4 (four) years of approved lighting practice or equivalent practice in an allied field may apply for upgrade to Member. Post-nominals allowed: MIES
A person who has equivalent qualifications to those of a Member and who has at least 8 (eight) years of approved lighting practice or equivalent practice in an allied field may apply for upgrade to Fellow. Post-nominals allowed: FIES
Organisations that are involved in any way with the lighting industry may signify their support for the Society by applying for Corporate membership.
Membership Guide (3rd Ed)
The following Guide has been prepared to assist those intending to apply for membership to IES: The Lighting Society.
Download this application form to apply for an upgrade to either Member or Fellow grade (336K).
Members of the IES wishing to upgrade their membership to the higher grade of Member or Fellow are also required to support their application with a report from 3 referees nominated by them and who are prepared to act in this role. PDF (352K).