Online HF/E Course Accreditation
This program includes six eight-week courses, designed specifically to prepare individuals for certification by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE). Courses can also be used to demonstrate competency and fulfill educational requirements by the Canadian College for Certifed Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE). COEH CE is also an approved provider with the Board of Certification for Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC AP#: P10242).
These courses are ideal for learners with a degree in a related field (Industrial Engineering, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Kinesiology/Biomechanics, Occupational Health Nursing, Industrial Hygiene, etc.), who may lack Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) specific training, or as a refresher for those with a degree in Human Factors.
Not everyone will need to take all six courses, and you should feel free to pick the courses that best fill the gaps of your Human Factors and Ergonomics Education. However, if you have a degree in a related field but no formal training in HFE, we strongly encourage you to take all six courses to optimize your effectiveness in the field and prepare you for certification.
CPE Certification (BCPE) - United States +
Regulated by the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists (BCPE), the CPE certification is a gold standard ergonomics certification in the United States and matches globally set certification requirements suggested by the International Ergonomics Association. BCPE's mission is "to provide Board Certification in Human Factors/ Ergonomics/ User Experience to protect the public, the profession, and its professionals by assuring standards of competency and advocating the value of certification."
COEH CE's goal is to provide experienced and emerging (new) Ergonomists with the latest knowledge, best practices, and preparation so they can get their CPE certification and have a significant impact on worker health and productivity.
Click here to learn more about what is required by BCPE for Certification.
Click here to learn what topic areas fall into which Core Competencies.
CCPE Certification (CCCPE) - Canada
Similar to BCPE, CCCPE certification is the standard ergonomics certification in Canada. Established in 1989, a certification through the CCCPE provides the designation “CCPE” (Certified Canadian Professional Ergonomist). The Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE) designation requires applicants to meet a consistent set of standards in education and professional competencies across the full scope of ergonomics and human factors. The CCCPE is also endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) as the only recognized ergonomics certifying body in Canada.
Click here to learn more about the Canadian College for Certified Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE).
Click here to read CCPE FAQs.
ATC Certification (BOCATC) - United States
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) are increasingly being recruited to work as ergonomic practitioners in industrial settings. In this role, an ATC can help prevent musculoskeletal injuries in settings like warehouses, labs, manufacturing plants, and office buildings. ATCs can be valuable members of an occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) team, performing workstation evaluations; training workers on safe posture, techniques, and tools; and managing ergonomic programs aimed at reducing injuries and optimizing productivity. Read more on our blog post about why athletic trainers are an ergonomic fit.
The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) was incorporated in 1989 to provide a certification program for the entry-level athletic training profession. The BOC establishes both the standards for the practice of athletic training and the continuing education requirements for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers.
The BOC works with state regulatory agencies to provide credential information, professional conduct guidelines, and regulatory standards on certification issues and is the only accredited certification program for ATs in the United States.
COEH CE went through the rigorous accreditation process to become an approved provider with The Board of Certification for Certified Athletic Trainers, and uses the lens of Human Factors & Ergonomics to support BOC's mission to "provide exceptional credentialing programs for healthcare professionals to assure protection of the public."