Office Ergonomics Accreditation Program (OEAP)

Accredited Individuals/ Scope of Practice Renewal Process
Learn the skills necessary to evaluate an office workstation and make prioritized recommendations for corrective action. Become an Accredited Office Ergonomics Evaluator (AOEE) with credentials issued by North Carolina State University. We have been offering this acclaimed program since 2003.

Day 1: Introduction to Office Ergonomics
  • Identify the components of the musculoskeletal system
  • Identify the factors that increase the risk of muscle fatigue
  • Understand basic biomechanics and how it relates to ergonomics
  • Identify the types of MSDs and their symptoms
  • Learn about the four ergonomic stressors
Day 2: Conducting an ergonomic evaluation
  • Understand about the adjustments of standard office equipment
  • Learn how to conduct an ergonomics analysis of an office workstation
  • Learn how to collect discomfort data
  • Discover how to prioritize recommended changes using reported discomfort
  • Learn about the types of control measures and how to integrate them into a work environment
  • Learn how to select office equipment and the fundamentals of workstation design

Individuals who complete all requirements of the Accredited Office Ergonomics Evaluator (AOEE) receive credentials which signify that the individual has demonstrated the ability to perform the following:

  • Evaluate an individual office workstation
  • Adjust existing equipment to the user
  • Recommend and/or purchase needed equipment
  • Train the employee on the basics of workstation setup and proper adjustment of equipment

The credentials provided by OEAP do NOT denote a qualification to diagnose an illness or injury, prescribe any level of treatment, or evaluate environments other than the office.

Training (16 hours)

Classroom training will be held virtually from 8AM to 5PM.

Examination (2 hours) – Examinations will assess an individual’s understanding of the concepts learned during classroom and practical training.  An individual must answer 75% of the exam questions correctly (according to established protocols) in order to pass. Examinations will be given online, and must be taken within one week of the AOEE training.  In the event that an individual does not earn a score of 75% or greater, the individual will have the opportunity to take one retest.  In the event the individual does not pass the second exam with a score of 75% or greater, all sections of the classroom and practical training must be repeated in order to pursue accreditation.  Published training fees will apply.

Homework (6 hours) – Homework assignments will be sent to individuals via email. These assignments pertain to methodology learned in class.  The homework must be submitted within a time frame provided in each homework package (approximately 30 days). Upon submission of completed homework, the homework will be evaluated and graded.  If less than 80% of the homework is answered correctly (according to established protocols), an individual may resubmit the homework once, within 14 days of notification.

Total AOEE hours = 24 hours

Who Should Attend?
  • EH&S Specialists
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • PT’s, OT’s, RN’s and Chiropractors
  • Office equipment sales reps
  • Facilities Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Architects and Designers

Training Fee:  $950 or $785 with a Professional Membership included

  • 1.6 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) awarded through NC State University


Workshop Dates

  • September 22-23, 2020
    This class is now a virtual offering