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Certification in Industrial Ergonomics & Human Factors Engineering

Oxford Research Institute Inc. (ORI), an IRS approved non profit corporation, has a fully instituted Certification Program In Human Factors Engineering and Industrial Ergonomics. In our view, the best measure of the qualifications and competence of professional persons in most technical fields is that obtained by the judgement of peers in that particular field and the quality of technical products produced by the professional. Given this, and the need for evidence of qualification in Ergonomics/Human Factors, the Oxford Research Institute has established a rigorous process for certification based upon a controlled peer review process. Oxford offers three certifications: Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE), Certified Associate Ergonomist (CAE), and Certified Human Factors Engineering Professional (CHFEP). Oxford Research Institute is committed to performing these certifications on a "cost" basis.

Download the Certification Application PDF.

Oxford Research Institute normally conducts two Ergonomics courses per annum. In the spring we hold a course in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the summer/fall we conduct a course in Annapolis, Maryland.


Upcoming Course and Exam

Advanced Ergonomics and Injury Prevention: Theory, Practice and Litigation, an Ergonomics course and certification exam will be held in the Reno, Nevada area at Via Seating's headquarters in Sparks. The course will be held on November 21st and 22nd, 2014 with the exam being administered the afternoon of November 22nd following the course. Two CEU's will be granted to attendees completing the course. Attendance is limited to the first 15 enrollees. The course is sponsored by Oxford Research Institute and Via Seating. In addition to hosting the course and exam, Via Seating will hold a drawing where a lucky attendee will receive a custom ergonomic chair!

Course and Certification Information and Applications

For questions, Contact Tony Ladran by e-mail at Tony@OxfordResearch.org or by phone at 510-778-8697.