Continuance of Certification

It is important to maintain your certification.  Staying certified tells the world you are serious about your profession.  Certification also lets potential employers know that you are aware of current developments in your field, and that you are interested in remaining up-to-date with new information.

A recertification process is best practice for certification bodies and required for accreditation. Therefore Continuance of Certification (CoC) is mandatory.  Lack of worksheet submission leads to loss of certification.

Individuals holding full Professional certification (CPE, CHFP, or CUXP) must submit CoC evidence every 5 years. This evidence is documented on the BCPE CoC Worksheet and submitted to

The CoC Worksheet provides guidance on completing the requirements and for submission. A certificant is required to delineate professional activities in at least 2 of 5 areas that amount to a minimum of 100 points over 5 years. The five areas are:

  1.  Working as a certified ergonomist.
  2.  Receiving or providing ergonomics-related training.
  3.  Ergonomics-related services to societies, committees or standards development activities.
  4.  Publishing ergonomics-related articles, papers or internal/external company reports.
  5.  Attendance or participation at ergonomics-related professional conference/meeting.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Continuance of Certification, are provided in the CoC FAQs.

If you have professional certification and do not know your due date, login to your profile.  This information is provided on the Basic Info tab in the Categorization section.

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