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In a nutshell, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) is a UK-based professional body with over 1700 members. CIEHF members are practitioners, students and researchers working or studying in ergonomics and human factors or a related field. The CIEHF raises awareness of the discipline, sets and maintains professional standards, supports its members, and promotes networking and communication among those who have an interest in ergonomics, human factors and related fields.


charterAs of the beginning of 2015, we became the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. We are extremely proud of the achievement of being granted a Royal Charter which has conferred recognition, at the highest level, of the uniqueness and value of our scientific discipline and the preeminent 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 submission of satisfactory CPD returns.

Our Chartered Members
For a list of CIEHF members with Chartered status, please login to our web portal (you will need to register with your email address and a password if you haven’t already got login details), then select the ‘Members with Chartered status’ menu link.

Vision & Mission

Our current business strategy, called ‘Towards 2020’ sets out our Vision, Mission and Values, together with our strategic objectives and priorities for the next five years.


Find out about how the Institute is governed and who sits on our Council and Committees.


Find out how we came about and importance events in our history.


Download our published documents such as our annual reports and our Charter document.