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What is an Ergonomist?

An ergonomist brings knowledge of the capabilities & limitations of humans to systems so both the system & people work effectively.

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. The HFESA CPE programme is endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association.

Find a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)

For admission to Certified Professional Ergonomist, the applicant must have:

  • Been an active member of the HFESA (or other IEA affiliated society) for the past two years
  • Completed an education program which provides a comprehensive set of ergonomics competencies
  • Expertise in ergonomics demonstrated through the provision of at least one major work sample, supported by one or more work samples or products of smaller magnitude
  • A minimum of four years of full-time practice in human factors & ergonomics or the part-time equivalent

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