05/31/2023: BCPE Certification Guidance for Aspiring Ergonomics Professionals

BCPE Certification Guidance for Aspiring Ergonomics Professionals

About the webinar:

Have you wondered if professional certification in ergonomics makes sense for you and your career path? What is the difference between course specific certificates and professional certification? Do you know you want to pursue certification but feel unsure about next steps or how to submit your education and work experience information? In this overview of BCPE certification, we’ll answer these questions and more. We’ll also review resources such as accepted educational experience for application submission and practice exam questions!

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between course specific certificates and professional certification in ergonomics

  • Identify whether professional certification is a value-added goal for your career path
  • Evaluate and submit your own education and professional experience as part of a professional application

Speaker: Rachel Michael, M.Sc., CPE, CHSP

Rachel Michael is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) & Certified Health Care Safety Professional (CHSP) and President Emeritus of the Board of Directors for the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE). Rachel ensures systems leverage their human components for safe, productive, and efficient outcomes and has over 20 years of experience implementing successful ergonomics controls and programs in diverse industries. An energetic and engaging trainer, she is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a past Administrator of the Ergonomics Practice Specialty under the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and co-chair of the National Ergonomics Conference.


The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 Contact Hour. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of Completion will be available to webinar participants who are present for the complete, live webinar, and logged in with their registered email address. Call-in attendees are not eligible for certificates at this time - Please download the Zoom app to log in via email on your smartphone whenever possible.

In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, qualified learners must complete the post-webinar evaluation within 7 days of the webinar. A link to the evaluation will be emailed to qualified learners 24 hours after the webinar via no-reply@zoom.us. Qualified learners who submit their evaluation will receive a Certificate of Completion via email, and can also print/save the certificate from their browser after submitting their evaluation.

If you're not able to attend the live presentation, no problem! We record most presentations and will host them on our website provided we have permission to do so. Presentation recordings are not eligible for Certificates of Completion.



If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail) with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.