How are applications processed?



The certification process starts with an assessment by the local assessment board to check conformity with the minimum requirements of CREE. If you wish to gain registration as a European Ergonomist and you believe you fulfil the minimum standards, you should contact the ergonomics society that covers your area, or the CREE representative for your area that can be found on this website (About CREE – CREE Council Members and Representatives). For countries where there is no national ergonomics society or CREE representative, contact should be made with the Secretary General of CREE (About CREE – CREE Council Board).

Recommended for Registration

Once applications are approved at local level they are recommended for registration to the CREE Council that is composed of representatives from each member society. CREE meetings take place twice per year and the final decisions about the applications are made at these meetings.


If the application is approved, a certificate will be issued and the applicant’s name will appear in the register and on this website (unless the applicant indicates that publication is not wanted).

How to apply ?

Interested ergonomists should apply by submitting an application through their national society’s assessment board (NAB). Generally this can be done in the local language.

When ?

CREE council meetings are held in June and November. Applications must be received by the national assessment boards approximately three months prior to CREE council meetings. For precise cut-off dates please contact your local NAB.

What are the registration steps?

  1. Contact your national assessment board (NAB) who will will supply you with the appropriate application form and advise you of the costs and conditions.
  2. Complete the application and submit it to the NAB. Th application includes a Code of Conduct declaration that must be signed.
  3. The NAB assesses all submitted applications twice a year (generally 2 months before CREE meetings).  It is not necessary to be a member of the local ergonomics society, but the registration fee may be lower for society members. Society membership is strongly recommended.
  4. Certification is granted by agreement of the  CREE Council that the requirements have been met. This is done on the basis of the information supplied by the NAB.
  5. Candidates are informed of CREE decisions by their local NAB.
  6. All successful candidates can use the title European Ergonomist (Eur.Erg.) and will receive a certificate.

What are the certification requirements?

All applicants should demonstrate experience in taking full responsibility for the use and application of ergonomics knowledge and methods in practical situations over a period of at least two years beyond their ergonomics education and supervised training period (generally one year of supervised training is required). The minimum requirements for Registration as a European Ergonomist are described in the document Minimum Requirements.

Further information about the CREE certification procedure is available from the Secretary General.