Become a Fellow

Leading from the front!

Reach for the sky!


Two for one!
When you apply for Fellowship, you're also applying for Chartered status (unless you already have it!). They go together, in one application.


For always
You keep your Fellowship forever (or until you leave us). By submitting evidence of your CPD each year, you'll keep your Chartered status forever too!


You'll be a Fellow, a 'Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist', and can use a special logo and the post nominals C.ErgHF and FCIEHF.


What's needed?

If you're a leader in human factors and are at the top of your game, joining us as a Fellow or upgrading to Fellowship, could be the right move for you. Click on each item below to find out more about the different requirements for your application.

Work experience

Work experience

How much experience you need and how to document it



What form your evidence can take and what you need to demonstrate



What competence you need and how to link it to your work



What CPD is and how it's linked to Chartered status



Who can be a referee and what they need to do



How your application will be assessed and how long it will take

All the benefits, one price

Pay your annual subscription by card, bank transfer or direct debit, you choose.


Plus a one-off £60 application fee.

This is a great career milestone for me.

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CIEHF Fellow


Questions you might have

What do I pay if I upgrade before my membership renewal is due?

If you're already a member and have paid a subscription for the year, we'll work out a pro rata amount to make sure you don't pay twice for the same time period!

I'm coming up to retirement, what will happen to my membership?

When you retire, just let us know and we'll convert your membership to Retired status. You'll just need to declare that you receive no financial income from practice in the discipline. With Retired status, you'll pay a reduced subscription of £36 per year. Your membership grade will remain and you'll still have access to all the same member benefits. To apply for Retired status, please contact us.

Ready to apply?

If you think you're ready to apply, this is what you'll need to do.

  1. Complete the Professional Competency Checklist. Download the checklist.
  2. Gather the evidence to back up your application.
  3. Fill in an application form.
  4. Email the application form to us, together with a CV and evidence.
  5. Contact your referees and ask them to prepare and send us their referee reports. Download the referee template to send to them.
  6. Pay the £60 application fee when you receive our invoice.


Not quite there yet?

If you're not quite ready, consider joining us as a Registered Member to get all the benefits while you continue to work towards Fellowship!