The second meeting for 2017 confirmed 12 new professional ergonomists onto the European register and 31 European Ergonomists were re-certified for a further five years after submitting adequate proof of their continuing professional development. The CREE Board and Council congratulate all these people and wish them further success in their professional endeavours. The standard of the applications was exceptionally high.
We are pleased to inform you that the REGISTRATION & CALL FOR PAPERS for the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association – IEA 2018 that will be held in Florence from 26th to 30th of August 2018 are now OPENED. All Eur.Erg.s can take advantage of a special registration fee, with €50,00 of discount thanks to the contribution of the Centre for the Registration of the European Ergonomists (CREE). The discount is applied to the IEA members & Federated Societies Members reduced fee. The resulting fee is €621,00 before April 30th, 2018. To obtain the promo code please contact your NAB or Maggie Graf of the CREE Board.
This meeting took place on June 9th and 10th, 2017. The number of certified European Ergonomists continues to grow. At this meeting the first canditate from Estonia was accepted, after initial screening and submission by the Latvian Ergonomics Society. The meeting was hosted by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and was opened by a visit to the Health and Safety Executive Laboratories. The President of the International Ergonomics Association IEA, Yushi Takashi, was an observer at the meeting, along with Sylvain Leduc from the FEES.
CREE was one of the first certification bodies endorsed by the International Ergonomics Society to certify professional ergonomists. It is part of the current strategy of the IEA to promote certification and CREE is assisting in the IEA efforts to harmonise the standards of certificaiton across the world. Currently four organisations are endorsed by the IEA to certify ergonomists outside Europe. People certified by these organisations are considered as equivalent to the CREE certified European Ergonomists in terms of experience and education: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (CPE), Japan Ergonomics Society (CPE), Board for Certification of New Zealand Ergonomists (CPM) and the USA Board for Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CPE, CHFP and CUXP) .
The 50th CREE Counicl meeting took place in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, on 25th-26th November 2016. A total of 60 applications were considered, more than half being applications for renewal of registration. A total of 26 ergonomists were newly added to the Register of European Ergonomists. We congratulate them on their success. The next meeting will take place in June 2017 in the United Kingdom.
The 49th meeting of CREE was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 3-4 June, 2016.
At the meeting of the Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists 19 new applications were processed and 14 renewals of registration. At the end of the meeting there were 503 people registered as European Ergonomists.
The next meeting will be held in Amersfoort, the Netherlands in November, 2016.
The 48th meeting of CREE was held in Riga, Latvia, on 28-29th November, 2015. Following the meeting, there are 468 ergonomists registered from 22 countries.
A new national assessment board has been established in Latvia: The president is Hendries Kalkis and further assessors are Zenija Roja and Ricards Balnass. Liene Stoka is the secretary.
Ergonomists interested in certification should contact their local CREE representative for further details. The next meeting will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden in June, 2016.
Where only 1½ years ago the number of European Registered Ergonomists passed 400, we have reached already the next milestone: more than 450! We are proud that the quantity of professional ergonomics grows so quickly. We also notice that the number of job vacancies in ergonomics and human factors that specifically ask for a Eur.Erg. title is rapidly growing.
CREE assessed 24 new Eur.Erg.s and 25 prolongations in its meeting on May 31-June 1st. Amongst the new registered ergonomists are the first two from Latvia, two from Hungary and three from Poland. Despite the economic crisis, the total number of Eur.Erg.s is increasing, and has now passed four hundred!