Do I need to take all 6 courses?

No, you can pick and choose which classes will best supplement your existing education.  Not everyone will need to take all 6 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 education in HFE, we strongly encourage you to take all 6 courses to optimize your effectiveness in the field and prepare you for certification. You can learn more about what is required by BCPE for Certification online here: and can explore what topic areas fall into which Core Competencies for BCPE online here: