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 submission of satisfactory CPD returns.

Why 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. The post-nominal C.ErgHF indicates that you are among a group of elite professionals who work at a world-class level. It also signifies your commitment to keep up to date with advancements in your area of expertise through Continuous Professional Development.

Which CIEHF members are Chartered?

We are very pleased to have over 400 Chartered Members. See our current list.

How do I become Chartered?

Chartered status is only available to Registered Members and Fellows. You can apply for Chartership by returning an acceptable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) submission. Simply read our CPD guidelines, fill in a form detailing your CPD activities and submit it on the MyIEHF portal. If your submission is accepted then you’ll be notified and you will receive certification of your Chartered status.

How I do maintain my Chartered status?

To maintain your Chartered status you must return CPD submissions at least once every two years but there should be no gap in the periods of time your submission covers. Ideally, you should make a submission annually. It is up to you to keep a record of your submissions and send them in. If you don’t return an acceptable CPD submission within the maximum two year period, you will lose your Chartered status.

What does it cost?

While you must pay yearly for your membership, the cost of which varies according to your grade, obtaining Chartered status is completely free.