Overview & Message

Overview of the program

The Certification Program for Professional Ergonomists was established in August 2003 after approval at the general meeting of the Japan Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (JES) held in June of that year. The mission of the program is to certify ergonomics practitioners who have sufficient ergonomics knowledge, skill and professional competence relating to the solution of ergonomic problems to contribute to the advancement and promotion of ergonomics.

The program is operated by Japan Human Factors and Ergonomics Society(JES) Committee on Certification of
Professional Ergonomists. The governing body of the Committee consists of the chair, vice chair and other executive members selected from CPE members who operate the examination, general meeting, seminar and other events.

The program was awarded an endorsement by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) in May 2007, and became an internationally recognized certifying bodies, alongside the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) in US, and the Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE) in Europe, and others.

After June 2007, two new certification programs targeting young practitioners were established. The certifications involve the Certified Associate Ergonomics Professional (CAEP), and the Certified Ergonomics Assistant (CEA), designations. More than 280 people have been certified in these programs as of 2021.

* IEA is a non-profit organization registered in Switzerland, and an international federation of Ergonomics Societies from around the world. The mission of the IEA is to advance ergonomics science and practice, and to expand the scope of application of ergonomics and its contribution to society and the improvement of quality of life. IEA also evaluates the quality of the Certification Programs of Professional Ergonomist in member countries/regions, and endorses those programs when they satisfies IEA’s criteria. This process is called IEA Endorsement.

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The 8th Committee Chair(2021.4~)