Professional Bodies

IEA Logo

The mission of the IEA (International Ergonomics Association) is to elaborate and advance ergonomics science and practice, and to expand its scope of application and contribution to society to improve the quality of life, working closely with its constituent societies and related international organizations. You can visit the website here.

A full, global list of federated societies can be found here. Below, we have put together a select list.

Chartered Institute of Egonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) - UK

CIEHF LogoOne of the oldest ergonomics societies in the world, the CIEHF is a professional member organisation for ergonomists and human factors specialists, uniquely providing a route to Chartership. We accredit education and training courses and recognise quality ergonomics services. Our activities raise awareness about the broad scope and positive impact of the discipline in all aspects of life and work. 

You can visit the website here.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) - USA

HFES LogoThe Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, founded in 1957, is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals. HFES serves the needs of members and the public by promoting and advancing the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems, products, tools, and environments of all kinds.

You can visit the website here. The European Chapter can be found here.

Association of Canadian Egonomists (ACE) - Canada

ACE LogoThe Association of Canadian Ergonomists/Association Canadienne d’Ergonomie, established in 1968, is a bilingual, professional association with over 500 members comprised of individuals and organizations from coast to coast. ACE has five regional chapters: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie & Northern, British Columbia / Yukon.  The presidents of these chapters are also members of National Council.

You can visit the website here.

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) - Australia

HFESA logoPeople-centred environments, products and systems for all. The HFESA vision will be achieved by delivering quality and accessible professional development and networking programmes, continually improving professional standards and representing and lobbying government and industry on issues relevant to ergonomics and human factors in Australia.

You can visit the website here.