Professional members are eligible for induction by an active IEEE-HKN Chapter. The faculty advisor of the nominating Chapter and the head of the relevant academic department shall give their approvals. The approvals shall state explicity that the candidate has done meritorious work in an area that falls within one of the IEEE designated fields of interest, and shall include a short description of that work and a professional resume or bio.
Professionals must be a current member or join IEEE on their own at the time of the induction. IEEE-HKN has a one-time induction fee of $60.00 paid to IEEE-HKN headquarters. The induction fee includes an IEEE-HKN membership certificate.
Professionals may also be inducted into the Eta Chapter with the approval of the President of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors.