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IIDA College of Fellows Criteria for Submission


IIDA College of Fellows Criteria for Submission.


Applicant Requirements

Any IIDA Professional Member may nominate a candidate or themselves. Applicants must be IIDA Professional members in good standing for at least five consectutive years.

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:

Letters of Reference

The candidate must provide three (3) 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.

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.


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