If you are a Registered Member, or are eligible for Registered Membership, and have made significant contributions to ergonomics over a period of at least ten years, you could become a Fellow and get all the benefits of membership. You can also apply for Chartered status. You could be an academic, consultant or human factors practitioner.
Check the eligibility criteria below.
Questions you might have
- Anatomy & Physiology, which includes:
- physical capabilities
- postural and biomechanical loading
- physiological fatigue
- vestibular loading
- musculoskeletal disorders
- sensory and motor disabilities
- The Work Environment, which includes:
- sound and noise
- thermal environments
- visibility and lighting
- acceleration and g-forces
- hyperbaric & hypobaric environments
- circadian rhythms
- physiological fatigue
- physiological stress
- other senses
- People & Systems, which includes:
- human machine systems
- knowledge elicitation
- system design standards
- systems theory
- soft systems
- systems evaluation and validation
- Psychology, which includes:
- behaviour and attitudes
- mental fatigue
- decision making
- human reliability
- human error
- risk perception
- learning and skills acquisition
- mental workload
- mental modelling
- situation awareness
- cognitive skills
- psychological stress
- global cultural variances
- safety cultures
- team work and groups
- group behaviour
- organisational behaviour
- organisational change
- Methods & tools, which includes:
- experimental design
- measurement techniques
That depends on several things such as the quality and completeness of your application, and the speed with which we receive your referees reports. The assessors are all volunteers so must find time to assess your application, though they will endeavour to do this as quickly as possible. If all goes well, we hope to have your application processed within 6 weeks.
Congratulate yourself! If your application is accepted, we will let you know straight away and you will be sent confirmation of the decision. You will also get a certificate and will be able to use the post-nominal FIEHF, as recognition of your professional status. Your name will also be published in the next edition of ‘The Ergonomist’.
You will be given guidance as to the areas in which it was felt that your application was lacking, so that you get a chance to improve your application. We will help you all we can with this.
Provided you maintain up to date acceptable CPD submissions each year and pay your membership subscriptions when they become due, then you will keep your status. If you let your CPD submissions lapse, then you may lose it.
£217 for a year. There is also a one-off application and assessment fee of £60.
If you have been a member with us for at least 10 years’ you can apply for Retired Member status. You will need to declare that you receive no financial income from practising ergonomics.
As a Retired Member, you will be able to:
- pay a reduced subscription rate
- continue with your grade of membership and benefits as before retirement
- remain on the Register of Registered Members and Fellows (if applicable), and be identified as retired
The subscription rate for 2015 for a Retired Member is £35.
To apply, simply contact the Institute on 07736 893348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.