Attending conferences, short courses, seminars, and webinars are some of the ways to keep up with the profession as well as contribute to continuance of certification (CoC) points. Some of these courses may be of interest to those seeking certification.

Individuals who are looking for courses to build their professional background in order to apply for certification might consider exploring the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) webpage. The website has an educational resource section that lists educational courses on HF/E topics from full degrees to single courses, many of which are online.

The following listing of conferences, short courses, seminars and webinars is provided as a service and convenience to certificants. BCPE does not review, endorse or recommend specific courses. Every attempt is made to provide a broad list reflecting the profession but the list is not comprehensive. The list is usually updated once a quarter.

Professional Development Opportunities



ISOES Conference 2017, XXIXth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 1- 2, Seattle, WA, USA.
AIHce 2017, American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo, June 4-7, Seattle, WA, USA.
UXPA 2017, User Experience Professionals Association Conference, June 5- 8, Toronto, Canada.
ergoX 2017, An extraordinary ergonomics event, HFES, June 19-21, Tampa, FL, USA.
Safety 2017, ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition, Jun 19-22, Denver, CO, USA.


HCI 2017, Human Computer Interaction International, Jul 9-14, Vancouver, Canada.
AHFE 2017, 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Jul 17-21, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
ACE-ODAM 2017, 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists and 12th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design an Management, “Organizing for Higher Performance”.  Jul 31-Aug 3, Banff, Alberta, Canada.


NECE, National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo®, Aug 22-25, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
ICHFE 2017, 19th International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics, Aug 24-25, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


MobileHCI 2017, 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Sep 4-7, Vienna, Austria.
ECCE 2017, European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, Sep 20-22, Umea, Sweden.
NSC Congress & Expo 2017, National Safety Council, Sep 23-29, Indianapolis, IN, USA.


HFES 2017, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, Oct 9-13, Austin, TX, USA.



AEC 2018, Applied Ergonomics Conference, March 26-29, Atlanta, GA, USA.


IEA 2018, 20th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Aug 26-30, Florence, Italy.
IOHA 2018, The 11th International Occupational Hygiene Association International Scientific Conference, Sep 22-26, Washington DC, USA.
NordiCHI ’18, Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, (Biennial)Oct 1-3, Oslo, Norway.

Short Courses


U of M Week 1, Annual Human Factors Short Course (2017): Designing Systems, Products and Services to Make Them Easier, safer and More Effective for Human Use. July 24-29, Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.


U of M Week 2, Annual Human Factors Short Course (2017): Designing Systems, Products and Services to Make Them Easier, safer and More Effective for Human Use. July 31-Aug 4, Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.


Fall 2017 Ergonomics Short Course, Oct 3-6, Putting Ergonomics into Practice, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.


Ergonomics and Human Factors: Strategic Solutions for Workplace Safety and Health, Nov 13-17, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA.

Exam Preparation Courses

Ergo-Online Academy, A preparation course for the BCPE exam, offered online.
CPEprep, Version 2, DataChem Software. For Purchase.


UCLA Ergonomics Online Webinar Series, UCLA/ UC Irvine – Southern California Educational and Research Center, CA.
HFES Webinar Series, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
ErgoExpo Webinar Series, produced by NECE.  Free 60 minute webinars.
IISE Webinars, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Education Resources

HFES Educational Resource Listing, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society – a listing of educational opportunities of varying formats (degree, certificate, distance and short course) maintained by HFES.
Environmental Health & Safety Summer Extension Courses, University of California, Davis — listing of summer 2016 Environmental , Health & Safety continuing and professional education courses.
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