Membership categories and fees are as follows:
- Fellows; € 55.00
- Registered Members; € 50.00
- Associates; €25.00
- Affiliates; € 25.00
- Students; € 10.00
- Retired; € 10.00
Membership applications are reviewed typically every month.
Fees are per annum, from January to December each year.
Anyone enrolled in a course in ergonomics or cognate subject.
Anyone who has an interest in the application of Human Factors/Ergonomics.
Normally anyone who has a third level qualification in a subject area that interfaces with Human Factors/ Ergonomics.
Routes to registered membership:
1. Subject matter expert by way of holding a Ph.D. in a Human Factors/Ergonomics subject plus normally two ISI peer reviewed journal papers as first author.
2. Graduate from a recognised qualifying taught masters: including having completed their thesis on a Human Factors/Ergonomics topic).
- Graduates from Masters in Environmental Health and Safety and Human Factors from Technical University Dublin, from the Masters in Safety and Ergonomics from the University of Limerick, and Masters in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics from NUIG. The last two masters courses are currently not running.
- Graduates with a Master Degree from another country that is recognised for full graduate membership in that country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
3. Human Factors/Ergonomics Competency assessment:
Applicants who have completed a masters qualification (NCTE level 9) and obtained skills through non-recognised qualifying programmes can consider two routes to entry based on their level of Human Factors/ Ergonomics competency.
- Complete a self-evaluation competency assessment. If the Applicant meets the minimum criteria, they can apply through this route.
- If an applicant have some Human Factors/Ergonomics competencies but not the minimum (as evaluated through the self-assessment), they can consider sitting additional courses to meet the criteria, for example the Human Factors and Ergonomics Module in Technical University Dublin, or other alternative courses to meet the competency requirements.
Normally a registered member of the IHFES for a minimum of 10 years and has made an important contribution to the Society/Discipline.
It is acknowledged that in some circumstances Ph.D. graduates are precluded from publishing scientific papers on confidentiality grounds. In such circumstances, the Committee will evaluate these applications on a case by case basis.