Getting to the top of the profession

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 you should 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.

You'll be able to use the post-nominal C.ErgHF, which indicates that you're among a group of elite professionals who work at the highest level. It also signifies your commitment to keep up to date with advancements in your area of expertise through Continuous Professional Development.

Chartered status is available to CIEHF's 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.

Maintaining Chartered status

To maintain Chartered status professional development activities and forward plans must be recorded each year through our simple system. A subset of records are assessed each year to ensure adequate and appropriate CPD is taking place.

There is no fee for this service, as Chartered status is included in our annual membership subscription.