OEAP Renewal Process

In order to maintain accredited status, individuals must renew their accreditation each year.  This will involve submission of appropriate documentation including a renewal form and refresher training certificates as needed.  All individuals successfully completing the accreditation program will be required to stay current with changing elements in the field of ergonomics relating specifically to the office environment.  Accredited individuals must complete specified hours of refresher training or continuing education over a two-year period in order to maintain their accreditation status. Please contact the Center to determine acceptability of training. Please note that our Practical Solutions in Office Ergonomics Workshop does not count towards the Office Ergonomics Accreditation Program (OEAP) renewal requirement.
(Continuing Education Form)

Accredited Office Ergonomics Evaluator (AOEE)

AOEE CEU Requirement – 7 hours (0.7 CEUs) every 2 years

AOEE Annual Renewal Fee:  $50

Credentials are renewed annually. In the event that you allow your credentials to lapse, the following Credential Reinstatement rules will apply:

Less than four years

  • The renewal fees must be paid in full for the lapsed years, and
  • The continuing education units due during the lapsed period must be compiled, submitted and accepted.

Four or more years

  • The exam must be retaken and passed, and the homework assignment must be successfully completed.  A $100 administrative fee will be charged for this portion of the reinstatement.
  • The renewal fees must be paid in full for the lapsed years, and
  • The continuing education units due during the lapsed period must be compiled, submitted and accepted.

All documentation and payment must be received prior to reinstatement.

Accredited Office Ergonomics Specialist (AOES)

Individuals who have earned the credentials of AOES have successfully completed training, written examination and homework on the topics of Written Program Development, Ergonomics Team Development, Manual Materials Handling in the Office, Facility Ergonomics, and the Aging Workforce.

The Specialist Level of the accreditation program has been discontinued as of January 2009.   However as a Specialist, you can continue to maintain your status and carry the credentials of AOES.  Please note the changes in continuing education requirements and renewal fee below.

AOES CEU Requirement – 7 hours (0.7 CEUs) every 2 years

AOES Annual Renewal Fee:  $50