Register for Full Online HF/E Program

Register for the full program to receive special package discount!

Register for the complete Online Human Factors & Ergonomics (HF/E) Program to guarantee your seat and to receive a $450 discount. Full course package registration also includes admission to the Applied Skills in Ergonomics Workshop, valued at $1,125! This hands-on workshop is the perfect complement to online education and is held annually in Berkeley, CA. 

Our program is designed to provide you with the tools, confidence, and competence to advance your career in Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E). Created by experts at the University of California Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program and Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, this online program not only delivers training on the latest knowledge and best practices in HF/E, but also provides a deeper dive into advanced topics and graduate level curriculum.

This program will help you understand how to design work tasks, tools, and workstations to minimize cognitive and physical loads, reduce fatigue and injury, and improve productivity. Coursework includes lectures on engineering, design, physiology, anthropometry, biomechanics, public health, statistics, environmental health sciences, exposure and risk assessment, root cause analysis, and more. This is not your typical online certification and requires higher-level competence and performance to succeed.

The Online Ergonomics Program is also mapped to Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) certification skills to help prepare you for CPE certification. Courses can also be used to demonstrate competency and contribute to educational requirements by the Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomics (CCPE). Independent certifications like those offered by BCPE and CCPE can provide professional credibility, enhance your earning capacity, and give you a competitive advantage in the field, will also maximizing your impact.

Courses in this series are offered on a pass/fail basis for continuing education credit. 45 Contact Hours, or 4.5 CEUs, are available per online class (please see individual course listings for specific accreditation information). All courses are asynchronous, with opportunities for live office hours, group discussions, and consistent instructor feedback. This format allows you to log in and watch lectures and complete readings as your schedule allows, with weekly assignments, discussion prompts, and deadlines to keep you on track. You can click through to individual course offerings or visit us online at to learn more. 

Course Format

These asynchronous online courses engages students with weekly activities posted on the course site.  Each week students will read and/or watch resource materials, participate in online discussion forums and complete assignments. There are no required textbooks, but some reference books are recommended, and sections of texts are provided and assigned for reading. The information needed to complete the assignments will be included in the resource material on the course site. Grades are determined by participation in assignments, discussions, and exams.​

These are 8-week accelerated courses, with a workload roughly equivalent to a full semester of 3 credit hour graduate coursework. We anticipate the weekly content and assignments to require anywhere between 10-20 hours of student involvement, depending on the individual student's strength and familiarity with HF/E.

Registration Policies

Registration Cancellation Policy*

Written cancellation notification must be received no later than one week before the start date of an Online Ergonomics Program class in which you are registered in order to qualify for a refund for that class, less a $65.00 administrative fee per class. Substitute attendees are welcome.

Transfer Policy*

You can transfer your registration and payment to a later Online Ergonomics Program class one (1) time with no penalty within ten days of the start date of a class. Subsequent transfers will incur a $65.00 administrative fee per class. Course Credits must be used within 12 months and are not transferable.

Course Withdrawal Policy*

Within the first ten days of an Online Ergonomics Program class, you may withdrawal from the class and receive a refund, less 10% of your course payment. There is no tuition refund following the tenth day of the start date of a class.

Class Cancellation Policy*

In the unlikely event that an Online Ergonomics Program class must be cancelled, the entire submitted registration fee will be refunded without further liability on the part of COEH. COEH is not responsible for travel or other costs incurred by students for canceled classes.

* Please note: registration, transfer, course withdrawl, and class cancellation policies are considered individually per course. For learners who purchase the full course package, in the event of a partial cancellation or withdrawl without completion of the full Online Human Factors & Ergonomics (HF/E) program, refunds will be calculated based on the individual course rate of $1,650.