Is getting a certification "required" in order to perform ergonomic evaluations? In today’s episode, we're talking about the world of private label certification versus board certification. This is very important to know because getting ‘trained’ and being ‘certified’ is different—at least if we're talking about the professional side of things. I’ll get into exactly what it means to be certified, how to navigate it, and look at a few options for you to get started. 

Do you really need certifications to do ergonomics?

As an ergonomics educator, this is one of the most often asked questions I received. For the record, becoming certified is something that, I think, if you’re in the ergonomics field, you should diligently pursue because it protects consumers, protects the field, enhances your credibility as a service provider, provides personal satisfaction, improves your earning capacity, and improves promotion and job opportunities. 

Companies offering ergonomic certifications teach you how to conduct an ergonomics assessment according to their personal criteria. So the question is, what’s the best step if you want to become fully certified? Let’s clear up the confusion with all the ergonomics certifications and courses that are now being offered in the market today and find out what’s the best pathway forward if you want to become "fully certified".

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Here's a quick look at this episode:

[03:28] There are many companies that offer some sort of certification in doing ergonomic assessments. These are called Private-Label ergonomic certifications

[04:26] Find out how to get the step-by-step process to start and profit from office ergonomics assessments.

[05:28] Why you need to do your own due diligence before taking an ergonomics course.

[07:42] Learn what sets Private-label certification from Board certification.

[10:30] Discover what the International Ergonomics Association is and how it fits into the certification process.

[14:17] A solution to help you get started if you want to become a fully certified ergonomist via the IEA-endorsed organizations.

[19:35] What is the BCPE certification and how does it compare to other certification bodies?

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I hope this episode clarifies the commonly held beliefs that are standing between many healthcare professionals and getting started serving their clients with valuable ergonomics services. 

Need some help? ergonomicsHelp offers a private label course called the Ergonomics Blueprint. This program shows healthcare professionals the step-by-step method of how to do effective office ergonomics assessments, no matter what your experience is. It contains all the tools, scenarios, templates, and time-saving resources to get you started as quickly and effectively as possible. The Ergonomics Blueprint is here to help you get started if you want to add office ergonomic assessments to your career.

Links mentioned in this episode:

→ BCPE Educational Coursework Requirement

→ Suggested Reading

→ IEA Endorsed Certification Bodies

→ Get started with office ergonomics assessments


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