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Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)

Last updated: March 19, 2018

What Does Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) Mean?

A certified professional ergonomist is a person that designs and produces systems, machines and furniture that make work safer and more comfortable for the human body. In most countries, to receive certification you need to successfully complete a Masters Degree (or equivalent) in engineering, majoring in human development.

Safeopedia Explains Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)

Certified professional ergonomists look at both the cognitive and physical limitations of individuals and come up with designs that will best suit whatever workforce they are employed in. Large companies can hire with confidence, as to receive this certification, a certified professional ergonomist has to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and proficiency. Most that have this certification have completed three years of post graduate study focusing on ergonomics, human factors and/or research. Those who have completed this study generally continue on to work in the specialty that they majored in.


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