Associate Member

If you have an interest in ergonomics and human factors you are welcome to join us, no matter what field you work in.

As an Associate Member, you get access to a range of valuable benefits including:

  • Free online access to 7 leading journals.
  • Reduced-rate entry to all events organised by us.
  • A free copy of our magazine, The Ergonomist, every month.
  • The opportunity to network, learn and gain opportunities from a vibrant, supportive community.

Read more details about the benefits of membership.

Questions you might have

Can I upgrade my membership in the future?

Yes, you can apply to become a Technical Member or a Registered Member. You will need a minimum of two years of work experience of ergonomics and human factors for Technical Membership and 4 years for Registered Membership. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of ergonomics in at least one area for Technical Membership, and in five areas for Registered Membership. Your application will usually involve keeping a log book of the work you undertake during your years as an Associate. It is important to start this process early, so that you have all the necessary records when you wish to apply. You should read the information about Technical or Registered Membership as soon as you become an Associate Member.

How much does Associate Membership cost?

£95 per year. That’s less than £8 per month if you spread the cost with monthly direct debit payments.

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

No, you will need to upgrade to Registered Member first, as only Registered Members and Fellows are eligible for Chartered status.

I'm coming up to retirement, how will this affect my membership?

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

The subscription rate for 2015 for a Retired Member is £35.

To apply, simply contact the Institute on 07736 893348 or email

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