Certification has become increasingly important in the ergonomics/human factors practitioner field. Many employers seek to hire a Certified Professional Ergonomist, knowing that the job candidate has a recognized baseline of knowledge and competence. In a crowded field of practitioners, Board certified individuals distinguish themselves from others.
The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) is an independent, non-profit organization providing professional certification for ergonomic practitioners demonstrating expertise and a comprehensive understanding of ergonomics and human factors. BCPE offers one Board certification that is defined by the core competencies of the profession as a whole. On attaining certification you can choose your designation that fits your work world: (Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE); or Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP); or Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP).
For information on how to become certified, visit BCPE.