Certification bodies with IEA endorsement have been checked to ensure that they operate according to internationally accepted criteria for such bodies.

Ergonomists who have been certified by the following certification boards at the professional level have all obtained an education in ergonomics at university level that covers the Core Competencies in Human Factors and Ergonomics  and have at least two years of independent professional experience. These ergonomists have signed a Code of Conduct and are regularly peer-reviewed to ensure that they remain up-to-date in professional knowledge.


Endorsed certification systems

Region covered Name of certification board Professional Level Title(s)     Website Link
Australia Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) Certified Professional Ergonomist www.ergonomics.org.au
 Brazil Association of Brazilian Ergonomists (ABERGO) – CisCEB Ergonomista Certificado [CDEC] www.abergo.org.br



Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CCCPE)


Certified Canadian Professional Ergonomist (CCPE)




 Europe + Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE) European Ergonomist (Eur.Erg) www.eurerg.eu
 Japan +  

Japan Human Factors and Ergonomics Society–Committee on Certification of Professional Ergonomists

Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) www.ergonomics.jp/cpe/en
 New Zealand Professional Affairs Board  – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand Certified ProfessionalMember www.hfesnz.org.nz
 South Africa Ergonomics Society of South Africa Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) ergonomicssa.com/cea-cpe/
 United States of

America +


Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
  • Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP)
  • Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP)



Other recognized certification systems


 Region  covered   Name of certification board   Professional Level     Title(s)    Website Link
 Mexico National College of Ergonomics in Mexico Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)  



 United  Kingdom + Chartered Institute for Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF) www.ergonomics.org.uk