Ergonomics Certification in the United States
Authors: Ian Noy a, Carol Stuart-Buttle b
Abstract: The mission of the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) is to support a standard of competency and advocate the value of certification. This paper highlights the key components of a U.S. “gold standard” certification, including the periodic updating of an exam and constantly evolving the method of administration to reflect best practice and user needs. The challenges of conducting outreach and promoting the value of certification is discussed, noting successes being brought about as a result of societal demand while challenges persist in persuading segments of the community of the value of ergonomics certification.
Keywords: Professional certification, Core Competencies, Certified Professional Ergonomist, Certified Human Factors Professional, Certified User Experience Professional, Ergonomics, Human Factors, User Experience
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