International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)

Offered since 2002, this proficiency-based certification involves practitioners committing to a code of ethical practice and documenting how multiple examples of their work meet validated Performance Improvement Standards. The CPT credential is in demand by organizations hiring for specific performance improvement expertise and used as a benchmark for organizations choosing to develop their staff, deploy teams, and evaluate the expertise of vendors and consultants. The CPT is the sole performance improvement credential available that is based on a comprehensive demonstration of real-world experience and competence across multiple projects. You are not required to complete a formal training or education program or an exam.

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International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Endorsed and Recognized Certification Systems for Professional Ergonomists

Certification bodies with IEA endorsement have been checked to ensure that they operate according to internationally accepted criteria for such bodies.

Ergonomists who have been certified by the following certification boards at the professional level have all obtained an education in ergonomics at university level that covers the core competencies in ergonomics and have at least two years of independent professional experience. These ergonomists have signed a Code of Conduct and are regularly peer-reviewed to ensure that they remain up-to-date in professional knowledge.

The full list on the IEA website can be found here. Below we have listed select countries/regions and certification bodies.

United Kingdom – Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF)

Work towards achieving Chartered status and demonstrate to your peers, employers and clients that you have committed yourself to your career and its development. You can use the title ‘Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist’ and the post-nominal C.ErgHF. If you’re just starting out in your career, you could become Chartered within 4 years of graduation. You will need to be a Registered Member or Fellow to be eligible for Chartership.

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United States of America – Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)

HF/E/UX professionals understand the interactions between humans and systems.  We apply theoretical principles, data, and methods to design to optimize well-being and overall performance.  An HF/E/UX professional is competent in optimizing performance, safety and comfort.

The question of certification applies to every professional field.  Why does anyone need professional certification? Why should you get certified? A certification program tests the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform a job. Whereas, a certificate program assesses whether a student has learned specific objectives provided in an educational or training program. Becoming certified is evidence of a minimum level of professional competence.

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Canada - Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE)

Ergonomists are individuals with a wide range of training in ergonomics/human factors. Law in Canada has not restricted the term Ergonomist such that anyone, regardless of knowledge and competency, can refer to themselves as an “Ergonomist”. In order to protect employers and the public, a voluntary professional certification program is available through the Canadian College for the Certification of Canadian Ergonomists (CCCPE).

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Australia – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA)

Certified Professional Ergonomists have been certified by the HFESA and have demonstrated that they have the skills and experience to provide high quality and consistent advice and support in the area of Ergonomics and Human Factors.

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Europe – Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE)

European Ergonomists are professional level ergonomists who are experienced in using knowledge from the areas of anatomy, physiology, psychology, social organisation and the physical environment to design work systems, activities and tools to optimise human performance and well-being. All Eur.Erg.s have experience in taking full responsibility for the use and application of ergonomics knowledge and methods in practical situations.

Ergonomists working in research related to practical applications of ergonomics are equally as acceptable to CREE as are those in professional employment, in consultancies or other businesses.

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