HFES welcomes your membership! Founded in 1957, the Society is the largest multidisciplinary professional organization in the world for individuals in the HF/E field with members located throughout the United States and in 40 other nations. HFES has 25 Technical Groups and Local and Student chapters. Membership benefits include the bimonthly research journal Human Factors, the quarterly applications magazine Ergonomics in Design, a monthly newsletter, complimentary access to webinars, the HFES Career Center, and discounts on other HFES publications and meeting registration fees. Read about all the benefits of membership.

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society members include psychologists, engineers, designers, scientists, and usability professionals, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them.

Members are employed in industries, universities and colleges, government agencies, consulting firms, military research centers, public utilities, and other settings. More than 40% hold a doctoral degree, a third hold a master's degree, and about 15% have a bachelor's degree (as the highest degree held in all categories). Students make up about 15% of the total membership.

How to Join

HFES offers several categories of membership.

Step 1. Determine which membership category you'd like to apply for:

Full Member, Associate, Affiliate, or Student Affiliate. Read the membership category descriptions.

Step 2. Complete the online membership application form for the category that applies (online transactions are secure).


Regular - $260

Contributing - $368

Supporting - $490

Sustaining - $900

Full Member



(+$20 one-time application fee for new members)


Regular - $35

Student Affiliate

If you'd prefer to download and complete a PDF application form, select the one that applies:

Full Member/Associate/Affiliate

Student Affiliate

Term of Membership

Memberships are for a calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Members joining prior to October 1 have access to all publications for the current year and to more than 20,000 archived articles and abstracts. Members who join after October 1 have access to all publications immediately and do not need to renew until the end of the following year.

Technical Groups

Join HFES Technical Groups to connect with peers concerned with the human factors aspects of specific application areas. Membership to technical group (s) are additional and can be added to your HFES membership application. View the complete list of HFES Technical Groups.


Contact us at or telephone (202) 367-1114.

Interested in becoming an Individual or Corporate Sustaining Member? View the benefits and levels of membership. Your Contributing or Supporting membership dues are especially helpful in Society programs.