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 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 areas of interest to ergonomists, such as professional practice, for example training in manual handling, workplace assessments, design or it covers one or more of the following knowledge areas:
  • Anatomy, anthropometry and physiology in human activities
  • Environmental stressors (performance shaping factors) and psychophysiology
  • Socio-technical systems
  • General and organisational psychology
  • Survey and research methods
  • 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

If required we can issue you with a certificate for each successful attendee whenever your course is run. We can send you these by post or you can print them yourself. In both cases there will be a charge of £10 per certificate issued.

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.

Get your training course accredited

Apply now

Questions you might have

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.