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Professional Affairs Board Certification Criteria

Certification and Registration

ESSA is currently working on the Certification of Ergonomists in South Africa. On 26 November 2014 the ESSA Professional Affairs Board (ESSA-PAB) completed the statutory process in line with the ESSA constitution and is now on its way for implementation of the Charters.

The Ergonomics Society of South Africa Professional Affairs Board (ESSA-PAB) sets the minimum learning standards and qualifications for the recognition of competency in Ergonomics. This is in line with the standards of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) as well as the European and US certification bodies (CREE and BCPE) and compatible to most other certification bodies around the world.

Individuals who meet the predetermined criteria may apply to be certified and registered by the Board. The ESSA-PAB also assists in the regulation of the professional and ethical standards pertaining to those practicing Ergonomics in Southern Africa. You will soon be able to apply ONLINE for certification.  Two levels of certification are available, namely Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and Certified Ergonomist Associate (CEA).

Application Fees:

– for certification as a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) R1500.00 (non-refundable)

– for certification as a Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA) R1000.00 (non-refundable)

If you would like to enquire further or provide feedback, please contact the Professional Affairs Board via the chair Swantje Zschernack (email: s.zschernack@ru.ac.za). Alternatively please follow the link below to more information and the application process.

Ergonomic Society of South Africa