Training course accreditation

If you run a course that is either introductory and aimed at non-ergonomists, or specialist and aimed at providing CPD (continuing professional development) for ergonomists, then please consider applying for CIEHF accreditation.

Courses can take any format from an introductory 2 hour workshop to a 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate (awarded from a Qualifying Course).

Courses accredited by us will be actively promoted through this website, at conferences, and in response to enquiries for training. Only accredited or ‘recognised’ courses are recommended to people who ask us about ergonomics/human factors training.

You can use a special CIEHF recognised course logo and the text “This is a CIEHF Recognised Course” in your publicity for the course.

Quick eligibility check

  • My course covers elements within one or more of the 9 International Ergonomics Association Core Competency Units outlined below:
  • Investigates and analyses the demands for ergonomics design to ensure appropriate interaction between work, product and environment, and human capabilities and limitations
  • Analyses and interprets findings of ergonomics investigations
  • Documents ergonomic findings appropriately
  • Determines the compatibility of human capacity and planned or existing demands
  • Develops a plan for ergonomic design or intervention
  • Makes appropriate recommendations for ergonomic design or intervention
  • Implements recommendations to optimise human performance
  • Evaluates outcome of implementing ergonomic recommendations
  • Demonstrates professional behaviour
  • The trainers hold suitable and sufficient qualifications or experience in the subject being taught. They are Registered Members or Fellows of the Institute, or the equivalent in an appropriate professional body.

Key points

Course certificates

We can issue you with a certificate for each successful delegate, which we can send to you by post or you can print them yourself. We keep lists of all delegates and records of dates on which each accredited course is run, so as a provider you will need to supply us with this information. We make a charge of £10 per delegate to cover this adminstration and our marketing of your course.

How to apply


Gather your course material

Provide a detailed syllabus of the course including information on course design, content, components, practical work, hand-outs, reading lists and target audience.


Compile CVs

Gather CVs of staff delivering a combined total of at least 75% of the course.


Complete your application

Download the application form, complete it and email it all to us.


Pay the application fee

Once we have received your application, we will issue you with an invoice for the application fee, together with instructions on how to pay. Once you have paid the invoice, we can begin the assessment process.

Questions you might have

Where can I find out more about the IEA core competencies?

You can download more information as a PDF from the IEA website.

How much does it cost?

The application fee is £50+VAT. Then for each year of accreditation, including the first, there is a fee of £100+VAT.

How long does my course accreditation last?

Accreditation lasts for 3 years or until changes are made to any key area, for example, duration, teaching staff, content or assessment. At this time the course must be reassessed. We reserve the right to carry out random spot checks on any of the accredited courses.

Who will assess my course?

Your course will be assessed by the Education & Training Panel of the Professional Affairs Board of the Institute.

Get your training course accredited

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