Why Certify?

HF/E/UX professionals understand the interactions between humans and systems.  We apply theoretical principles, data, and methods to design to optimize well-being and overall performance.  An HF/E/UX professional is competent in optimizing performance, safety and comfort.

Why Get Certified?

The question of certification applies to every professional field.  Why does anyone need professional certification? Why should you get certified?

A certification program tests the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform a job. Whereas, a certificate program assesses whether a student has learned specific objectives provided in an educational or training program. Becoming certified is evidence of a minimum level of professional competence.

You should consider getting certified by BCPE for the following reasons:

  • Enhanced credibility — an independent verification of competency provides a higher level of professional credibility.
  • Personal satisfaction — proof of professional competence is gratifying.
  • Recognition by peers — certification increases credibility with your peers as well as your organization.
  • Increased salary — employers prefer to hire certified professionals: HFE professional salaries are increasing.
  • Job promotion — certificants have better opportunity for promotion.
  • Enhanced job opportunities — 66% of employers prefer certified professionals.

Types of Certification

We offer one full professional certification, with a choice of designation.

The Associate certification is an optional, temporary stepping stone to professional certification.

All certificants pay an annual renewal fee due on December 31st each year. There is a  late fee for payments not received by this date.

The Professional certificant has to recertify every 5 years by the Continuance of Certification process.

  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)®
  • Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP)®
  • Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP)®
Associate (optional, temporary stepping stone to Professional level)
  • Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP)®
  • Associate Human Factors Professional (AHFP)®
  • Associate User Experience Professional (AUXP)®
Certified Ergonomics Associate

BCPE continues to support and maintain the professionals who have achieved CEA® status. However, BCPE is no longer accepting applications for CEA certification.

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