If you are active in the fields of Noise Control Engineering, Architectural Acoustics, Sound and Vibration, Environmental Noise, Product Noise Control, or NVH, consider joining the Institute of Noise Control Engineering INCE-USA.
INCE-USA has supported those working in noise control since 1971. As the only professional society devoted solely to Noise Control Engineering, INCE-USA provides a unique forum for technical exchange, networking, and professional growth. INCE-USA provides a wide range of services to its nearly 1,000 Members and Associates. These include:
Interested in learning more? Visit the links below or complete the membership application!
To become an INCE-USA Member, you must:
Institute of Noise Control Engineering
11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 350
Reston, VA 20191
Successful applicants for INCE-USA Member must meet the following criteria:
In lieu of requirements (2) and (3) above, you can sit for the INCE Fundamentals Examination. If you attain a satisfactory grade on the examination, that will be considered sufficient for election to membership.
The INCE Board of Directors, or a committee designated by the Board of Directors, considers all applications for membership.
Upon election to INCE-USA Member status, the Membership Secretariat will inform you of your status.
Duly elected Members of the Institute may use the letters "INCE-USA" following their names in professional correspondence, on business cards, and in curriculum vitae. No other abbreviations are authorized.
Welcome to INCE-USA! Becoming a member of an organization can be daunting. We know you have many questions, and that you want to participate in the Institute.
The INCE-USA New Member Handbook will answer many of your questions and give you many of the resources you need to take an active role. The Handbook was compiled by Eric Wood, a past President of INCE and the current President of the INCE Foundation.
Associate status is available to anyone interested in Noise Control Engineering.
To become an INCE-USA Associate, you must:
To become an INCE-USA Student Associate, you must:
Upon receipt and review of the application by the INCE-USA Membership Secretariat, the applicant will be notified in writing of his/her acceptance as an INCE-USA Associate or Student Associate.
Board Certification in Noise Control is a professional certification which recognizes comprehensive professional expertise in Noise Control Engineering. Follow the link to learn more about the process of earning Board Certification.
Status as an INCE Member is encouraged, but it is not required to achieve Board Certification in Noise Control. This major change in Board Certification was enacted by INCE-USA in February, 2018.
NO! The Institute has a single class of membership: INCE-USA Member.
A Member must meet certain specific criteria in terms of education/professional publications and/or experience. Associates and Student Associates literally "associate" themselves with the Institute. They are not Members of INCE-USA; they are not entitled to designate themselves as "INCE-USA".
The Institute's special designations, including Fellow of the Institute and Distinguished International Member, are recognitions of honor conferred by the INCE-USA Board of Directors. They do not represent special classes of membership. Designees are not entitled to any special privileges within the Institute.
Board Certification is not a separate class of membership in INCE-USA. As of February, 2018, Membership in INCE-USA, though encouraged, is no longer required to achieve Board Certification in Noise Control Engineering.