Membership Benefits

ACE has five categories of individual membership:

Member / Affiliate member / Student member / Transitional / Retired

Companies can become Corporate Members.

See the membership comparison chart for a summary of the benefits for each category.


$190.27 + Provincial tax. Fee does not include first-time $30.00 processing fee

Individuals who possess bachelor’s degree (or higher) related to ergonomics, from a recognized university, and are working in the field are eligible for ACE membership with the following benefits:

Job Listings

Liability Insurance Program
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ACE members can contact broker for rates

Membership Directory Listing

Consultant Directory Listing
For Members ($50 plus tax)

E-blasts / Member-focused Communications

Vote, Run or Nominate Members for Council
Learn more about the National Council

Reduced Fees
ACE Conference and Events

Benefits of IEA Membership
Reduced conference fees

Member Discount Programs
Journal Discounts, Other Discounts

$97.21 + Provincial tax. Fee does not include first-time $30.00 processing fee

Individuals who have an interest in human factors/ergonomics research, development, application or teaching, but do not have a formal academic background in the area of ergonomics can join ACE as affiliate members (a brief description of your interest in ergonomics is required)

Membership Directory Listing

E-Blasts/ Member-focused Communications

Member Discount Programs

Journal Discounts, Other Discounts


$97.21 + Provincial tax. Fee does not include first-time $30.00 processing fee

Transitional Member is a subcategory of class B non-voting members. For eligible ACE student members, in good standing, who have completed a certificate, diploma, undergraduate or graduate level degree, in an ergonomics/human factors or a related program. For the first membership renewal period immediately following graduation.


Individuals who are studying some aspect of human factors/ ergonomics (full time or part time), are eligible to become student members of ACE (Endorsement is required by a member of the faculty of the institution).

Students receive all the benefits of Members with the exception of listing in the Consultant Directory, and eligibility to vote and hold National Council positions. However, students are eligible for student awards:

Student Awards

Undergraduate and graduate student members are eligible for awards (Conference Site/Student Awards) held in conjunction with the annual conference.

$45.52 +  Provincial tax. Fee does not include first-time $30.00 processing fee.

A retired Member is an individual Member of the Association who has been in good standing for ten years or more preceding application, is retired, and does not derive significant income from employment. Retired individuals can request a Retired Member application from the National Office. The application requires the individual’s signature and oath that they meet the definition of a retired Member.

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Home and Auto Group Insurance Plan for ACE Members

As a member of ACE you can save up to 15% with our exclusive Home and Auto Group Insurance Plan!

Visit our Home and Auto Group Insurance Plan for more details.

Discount at Annual Conference

Members receive a discounted rate at the ACE Annual Conference, usually in the range of $100.00 off of nonmember rates.

Students are eligible for a substantially reduced rate at the annual conference subsidized by ACE.

You can take advantage of this benefit on the conference registration form each year.

Discount on ACE professional development events

Members receive discounted rates at ACE professional development events. While these events are primarily aimed at practicing ergonomists, reduced student rates are sometimes offered for these events as well.

Additional Benefits

Access to job and RFP postings

  • When logged into the ACE website, Members and Students are able to access job and RFP postings listed on the website in the "Job Postings and Employer Resources" section.

Access to web resources sorted by category and industry

  • External web resources can be accessed through the "about ergonomics" section of the website or you can click here.

Able to list in Directory of Research

Webinars free of charge (including access to past webinars)