Our Royal Charter

As of the beginning of 2015, we became the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. Our Royal Charter has conferred recognition, at the highest level, of the uniqueness and value of our scientific discipline and the pre-eminent role of the Institute in representing the both the discipline and the profession in the UK.

The Royal Charter grants the right to the Institute to award the protected status of “Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF)” to those practising Registered Members and Fellows who remain in good standing with the Institute through the payment of all dues and the recording of CPD activities.

Why become Chartered?

Chartered status is internationally recognised and signifies a high level of professional competence and experience. Engaging with the Chartership process allows you to demonstrate the skill and value you bring to the profession of ergonomics and human factors. The post-nominal C.ErgHF indicates that you are among a group of elite professionals who work at a world-class level. It also signifies your commitment to keep up to date with advancements in your area of expertise through Continuous Professional Development.

Which CIEHF members are Chartered?

We are very pleased to have over 400 Chartered Members. See our current list.

How do I become Chartered?

Chartered status is only available to Registered Members and Fellows. Successful applicants for Registered Membership and Fellowship will also be awarded Chartered status. Registered Members or Fellows who are not currently Chartered may be awarded Chartered status by successful assessment of recorded suitable CPD activities made through their MyCIEHF membership account. Read more about CPD.

How I do maintain my Chartered status?

To maintain your Chartered status you must record acceptable professional development activities and forward plans in your MyCIEHF membership account yearly. Note that if you do not record these CPD activities you will lose your Chartered status.

What does it cost?

If you are eligible, Chartered status is included in your annual membership subscription.