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IIDA College of Fellows Criteria for Submission


Applicant Requirements

Only an IIDA Professional Member in good standing who has been a member of the Association for a minimum of five consecutive years may apply for Fellowship. Only Professional members may nominate a candidate or themself.

Application Requirements

Your complete application, including your category selection and all supporting documentation (images where required), must be saved into one PDF document (maximum of 50MB).

The PDF should include:

The deadline to submit your application is no later than Friday, February 1, 2019, at 5 p.m Central time.

Letters of Reference

The candidate must provide five letters of reference. These must be written by IIDA Professional Members in good standing. At least two of those letters need to be written by current members of the IIDA College of Fellows. Reference letters must be one page, should be addressed to the IIDA College of Fellows Evaluation Team, written on company letterhead, signed, and submitted with your online application.

The deadline for letters to be received is Friday, February 1, 2019, 5 p.m. Central. An email confirmation will be sent to the candidate upon receipt of all letters. Letters exceeding one page or received after the deadline will not be reviewed by the Fellows Evaluation Team. It is the sole responsibility of the candidate to see that reference letters are submitted by the stated deadline.

Evaluation and Notification of Selection

The Fellows Evaluation Team will review all of the submissions and make decisions based on the candidate's accomplishments, presentation in the supporting documents, and overall visual impact of the complete application. A phone interview will be conducted only if the Fellows Evaluation Team has specific questions about the candidate's application.

Candidates selected to be inducted into the College of Fellows will be notified no later than April 1, 2019.


For questions or more information, contact Chris Stewart at or Karen Kiell at