Become a Technical Member

Consolidating and developing your skills

Recognition for your specialist skills!


Technical Membership demonstrates that you're highly competent to practice human factors in your specialist area. It shows that you have specific knowledge and expertise in a range of human factors tools and techniques. You can use the post nominals TechCIEHF.


You can remain in this grade or, if you want to broaden your knowledge, experience and skills, you could see this as a stepping stone to Registered Membership and Chartered status. Either way, Technical Membership is recognition of a great achievement.


What's needed?

If you specialise and dive deep into human factors in a particular sector, this could be the right membership grade for you. Click on each item below to find out more about the different requirements for your application.



What type and level of qualification you need

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



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.

Technical Membership is essential to provide professional recognition.

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Questions you might have

As the Institute is Chartered, will I become a Chartered member?

Not just yet! You will need to upgrade to Registered Member first.

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!

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. Create your log book entries. Download the log book template.
  3. Gather the evidence to back up your log book entries.
  4. Fill in an application form.
  5. Email the application form to us, together with the Checklist, log book and evidence.
  6. Contact your referees and ask them to prepare and send us their referee reports. Download the report template to send to them.
  7. Pay the £60 application fee when you receive our invoice.


Not quite there yet?

If you're not quite ready, join now as an Associate Member to get all the benefits while you continue to work towards Technical Membership!