Apply for Certification

Effective 5/20/24:

The BCPE web site is evolving, and with this evolution, we must retire the current online application form. The last day to apply using the online application linked below on this page is June 24, 2024. On June 25 all incomplete online applications will be deleted.


Beginning June 25, 2024 (or sooner if you prefer), all applicants will need to download and complete the Word version of the BCPE Application found in the Application Forms section of  our Documents page. Email your completed application and any supporting documents to our Executive Assistant, Heather Walston.


We thank you for your understanding and flexibility during this transitional period.

Associate Certification:

If you meet our educational requirements but DO NOT have 3-years of work experience, consider applying for our Associate Certification.  Associates have 6 years to get the required work experience and work samples before applying for the Professional Certification exam.  Associate candidates need the following documentation to complete the online application:

  • The name of your HFES-listed Graduate degree program. 

    OR, Course details showing the required 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) from another institution. 

*Official transcripts must also be sent to BCPE office after application completion.

To apply for certification, you must first be logged in as a registered BCPE.org user.  If you are already registered with BCPE.org, click "Log In", or click "Register" to create a new BCPE.org account.

Professional Certification:

If you meet our educational requirements AND have 3-years of work experience, and can provide work samples, then consider applying for Professional Certification.  If approved, you can schedule to sit for the exam.  Professional candidates need the following documentation to complete the online application:

  • The name of your HFES Listed Graduate Degree Program. 

    OR, Course details showing the required 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) from another institution.   *Official transcripts must also be sent to BCPE office after application completion.

  • Documentation of 3-years' full-time

    or equivalent part-time Work Experience in HF/Ergo/UX

  • Work samples demonstrating use of our Core Competencies (Analysis, Design, Integration) in your work.

If approved you can schedule to sit for the Exam.

To apply for certification, you must first be logged in as a registered BCPE.org user.  If you are already registered with BCPE.org, click "Log In", or click "Register" to create a new BCPE.org account.

ASSOCIATE TO PROFESSIONAL Transition

You can transition from Associate to Professional Certification by completing a transition application.  The following documentation will be needed to complete the transition application:

  • Documentation of 3-years' full-time

    or equivalent part-time Work Experience in HF/Ergo/UX

  • Work samples

    demonstrating use of our Core Competencies (Analysis, Design, Integration) in your work.

If approved you can schedule to sit for the Exam.

To apply for certification, you must first be logged in as a registered BCPE.org user.  If you are already registered with BCPE.org, click "Log In", or click "Register" to create a new BCPE.org account.

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