Resources

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

Conferences
2017

January

ICAE Paris 2017: International Conference on Applied Ergonomics, Jan 23-24, Paris, France.

February

2nd Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Summit:  Feb 7-8, Near San Francisco Airport, Burlingham, CA, USA.
SeminarFest 2017:  American Society of Safety Engineers, Feb 9-16, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

March

HFES 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care:  Shaping the FutureMar 5-8, New Orleans, LA, USA.
CHIIR 2017, Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Mar 7-11, Oslo, Norway.
ACM IUI 2017, Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Mar 13-Apr 16, St Raphael Resort, Agios Tychon, Cypress.
iConference, Mar 22-25, Wuhan, China.
AEC 2017, Applied Ergonomics Conference Mar 27-30, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL, USA.

April

2017 Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Conference, April 3-7, Glendale, AZ, USA.
CIEHF, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors Annual Conference, April 25-27, Daventry, UK.

May

CHI 2017, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 6-11, Denver, CO, USA.
ISAP 2017, 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May 8-11, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA. (Biennial)
Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, University of Michigan, May 23-24, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

June

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.

July

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.

August

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.

September

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.

October

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

 Conferences
2018

August

IEA 2018, 20th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Aug 26-30, Florence, Italy.
NordiCHI ’18, Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, (Biennial). Details to come.

Short Courses
2017

February

Work, Health, and Well-being: Framework Evidence and Applications, Feb 6-8, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA, USA.
Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Summit, Feb 8-9, San Francisco, CA, USA.

April

NORA Symposium Ergonomics, Apr 11-12, at Michigan Safety Conference, Novi, MI, USA.

May

Spring 2017 Ergonomics Short Course, May 2-5, Putting Ergonomics into Practice, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
Using the Three Dimensional Static Strength Predication Program, May 10-11, Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, University of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, May 23-24, Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, University of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

July

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. Date to be DeterminedCenter for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, University of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

August

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. Date to be DeterminedCenter for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, University of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

September

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

November

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.

Webinars

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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