How to Join HFES

How to Join HFES


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 countries. HFES has 24 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.

Term of Membership

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


Dues Options

Your Contributing or Supporting membership dues are especially helpful in Society programs.


How to Join

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 an online membership application form for the category that applies (online transactions are secure). Select the appropriate form:

  • Full Member

  • Associate

  • Affiliate

  • 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

Interested in becoming an Individual or Corporate Sustaining Member? View the benefits and levels of membership.