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Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator
Certification Course

Three-day training designed for professionals who are interested in hands-on experience using industrial ergonomic tools. Updated content will cover new techniques in the industry to implement in your workplace immediately. 

21.5 Hours

2.1 CEUs

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Real-time training between teacher and students using latest research.


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Virtual option allowing you to attend a live course from your home/office.


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Pre-recorded training with pause/play, and rewind functionality.


  • Three months to complete
  • Learn at your speed
  • Contact instructor with any questions
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Frequently Asked Questions

This course is designed for professionals who are interested in implementing or expanding their knowledge in on-site injury prevention and total body and industrial ergonomics. A significant portion of this class is hands-on testing using the NIOSH, OSHA, WISHA, RULA, REBA, ACGIH-TLVs, and other evaluation tools. The training course discusses evidence-based evaluations and consulting protocols based on current OSHA standards, NIOSH guidelines, and published clinical literature. Learning outcomes include:

  • Select and describe current ergonomic evaluation tools and protocols
  • Differentiate risk factors associated with upper extremity and low back ergonomic injuries
  • Choose and apply internationally recognized upper extremity and low back ergonomic tools
  • Prepare, identify, and select engineering, administrative, and work practice controls/ergonomic solutions
  • Demonstrate the ability to use upper extremity and low back ergonomic assessment tools in multiple environments
  • Introduction to Ergonomics
    • What is ergonomics, anthropometrics, and ergonomic cost benefit analysis
    • Identify risk factors and implement controls and job modification techniques
    • How to implement an ergonomic injury prevention program in any company
    • Hands-on job demands analysis and job safety analysis
  • Low Back Ergonomics
    • Evidence-based research on low back ergonomics
    • Manual material handling tools, techniques, and controls
    • Does lifting technique matter?
    • Push, pull, carry, sitting, standing, and lower extremity ergonomics
    • Practice using OSHA Checklists, REBA, ACGIH-TLV for Lifting, Liberty Mutual Tables, Washington State Lift Calculator, and NIOSH Lifting Guidelines
  • Upper Extremity Ergonomics
    • Evidence-based research on common UE disorders
    • Hands-on experience using vibration measurements, ACGIH-TLV for hand, RULA, strain index, and Washington State checklist
    • Job modification techniques for UE ergonomic risk
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  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Kinesiologists
  • Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Safety & Health Professionals
  • Introductory
  • No prerequisites required
  • 15:1 student to instructor ratio
  • Category 2: OT Process – Prevention
  • 21.5 hours (3 days)
  • 2.1 AOTA CEUs
  • Participation in the full three days of training
  • Successful completion of a 20 question multiple choice quiz on day one
  • Successful completion of a case study on day two and day three
  • Completion of course quiz with a score of 80% or better

To be eligible for certification as a Certified Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator (CIEE), you must:

  • Complete our Industrial Ergonomic Evaluator Course
  • Perform in-class test and multiple ergonomic evaluations
  • Submit a completed application packet
  • Submit a non-refundable processing fee of $350
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Jim and student discussing RULA handout

Expand your knowledge from the 2021 Ergonomic Practitioner of the Year!

Jim Mecham is honored to receive this great award that recognizes his achievements in the creative application of industrial and office ergonomics, including:

  • process improvement
  • education and product development
  • applied instrumentation
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Course structure, content, and delivery exceeded expectations. I especially appreciate the ongoing support provided regarding clinical and technical questions, even after course completion.

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