Certified Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp)

Chair Ergonomics Training for Professionals

Self-Paced & On-Demand + Live Coaching and Mentorship

Become the go-to chair expert as a CASp. The only course to offer a structured approach to chair assessment, selection, and fit in the workplace!

Every Employer Needs a Qualified Chair Expert

Chairs are a primary risk in the modern office contributing to musculoskeletal disorders.

Every Employer Needs a Qualified Chair Expert

Seated work injuries cost employers an average of $40,000 per workers' compensation claim according to the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. Those claims are likely associated with poorly adjusted, old, or failing office chairs.

Your ergonomic chairs are the most important tool in the workplace, aside from the computer contributing to employee productivity. Yet, they are the most misunderstood, undervalued, and poorly managed assets in the workplace. Employers fail to recognize the chair life cycle of keep, repair, replace, and fit.

Becoming a Chair Assessment Specialist means you will assist in the management of your organization’s chair assets, help companies to manage their chairs, or assist individuals with proper chair fit and use. Our unique and proven approach reduces organizational risk, minimizes worker’s comp claims for seated workers, and helps create a comfortable, healthy, and productive workplace.

Become a Certified Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp)

Our Courses Offer Guided Practice Leading to Independent Performance

Understanding the science of sitting and the art of chair selection is the cornerstone of an office ergonomic evaluation. Every employer needs a chair expert! This course is ideal for:

  • Facilities Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Health and Safety Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Interior Designers
  • Architects
  • Chair Vendor Sales Teams
  • Loss Control Managers
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • Ergonomics Specialists (corporate ergo teams)

The Worksite International Certified Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp) credential demonstrates your mastery of the methodology for effective chair assessment, fitting, and management. Earn your CASp Certificate by completing the course activities, passing the exam, and performing 3 chair fittings successfully. 

CASp Course Contents

Designed by a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist and Physical Therapist

To become a CASp, you will learn the science of sitting, chair assessment, selection and fit using our unique organizational approach to chair asset management. Plus, we've included other essential bonuses. 

Chair Assessment Training

Learn how to assess for chair quality, competency, and sustainability. Discover what truly makes a chair “ergonomic!”

  • Create a chair standards program for consistency in chair buying habits to avoid an inventory of bad chairs.
  • Determine whether to keep, repair/refurbish, or replace your chairs before they fail, reducing your liability and employee risk.
  • Maintain an inventory of your chair assets over their lifetime to make objective decisions about your chair fleet and take advantage of your chair warranty.
  • Utilize the WI Chair Assessment System software.

Chair Fit Training

Learn how to apply a valid, objective methodology to perform an accurate, prescriptive chair fitting for any individual or group of people.

  • Evaluate employees using our Chair Fit form to select the best chair based on task performance and fit needed.
  • Apply the BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer Assoc.) guidelines to assist with chair selection and fit for multiple people or work areas.
  • Set up a chair lab with the best chairs for your organization or use what you have.
  • Determine the ROI of chair purchases to help substantiate your investments.

Chair Asset Management Software

Our CASp certificate training includes our novel Worksite International Chair Assessment software for chair asset management and chair fittings. Designed using Excel (for PC Only), you will be able to measure the ROI of chair asset management using predictive analytics in this easy to use database and dashboard system. 

Use our internationally peer-reviewed system to quickly assess ergonomic chairs and determine which chairs to keep in circulation, repair, or replace before they fail, causing harm to your employees. If chairs need to be replaced, utilize our unique chair fitting system to identify the best chair fit for any employee.

Additional Bonus Courses

Focus on Office Ergonomics and Home Office Chairs

You'll receive access to our most popular bonus courses in addition to the core chair assessment and fit training. 

These bonuses include access to: 

An annual CASp certificate and license renewal fee of $197.00 is required to maintain your certificate, use the software license, and continue to be a part of  the Worksite International Network (WINetwork) of Certified Ergonomics Specialists, giving you access to unique opportunities exclusive to this group. 

CASp Course Design & Delivery

Includes Live Coaching, Mentorship, and Support!

The only ergonomics course specifically dedicated to the Office Chair. Designed by Alison Heller-Ono, a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist and Physical Therapist. This course includes self-paced, on-demand learning, tools, and resources for ongoing success, plus live coaching, mentorship, and access to the WINetwork of Certified Ergonomics Specialists. 

Here's what to expect when you sign up.

  • Over 10- hours of training in chair assessment and how to perform an objective chair fitting
  • Access to 6- hours of valuable coaching videos with real-life case studies
  • Two private 30-minute one-on-one coaching sessions for support as you complete each training program.
  • Feedback on all completed assignments so you know you are headed in the right direction.
  • 365 -days of access to instructional videos and course content.
  • A license to use the WI Chair Assessment System software which includes our chair assessment tool, chair inventory database and chair fit forms and database.
  • Engage in the WINetwork monthly office hours with renowned experts in the Ergonomics marketplace who present their expertise in a private forum.
  • Receive valuable benefits in your  WINetwork of Certified Ergonomics Specialists membership.
  • And much more.

Note: Course content and exercises have been modified for social distancing and work from home environment.

An annual renewal of $197.00 is required to maintain your CASp certificate, license to use the WI Chair Assessment System, WINetwork membership, resource library, and access to the course materials. 

Enrollment Options

Certified Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp)

The only training in the ergonomics marketplace to offer a comprehensive approach to the science of sitting, chair assessment, selection and fit.

Self-Paced & On-Demand + Live Coaching and Mentorship

One-Time Pricing

Everything you need to perform ergonomic chair assessments.

$997/person

Monthly Payments

Same course content divided into four monthly payments.

3 x $379/person

 

Bundle and Save

Combine CASp with COESp to master chair assessment, selection and fit in combination with office ergonomic assessments.  Save $97.00.

$2797/person

Masterclass Payment Plan

Want to combine both the CASp and the COESp with an easy payment plan? Select this option.

6 X $499/month

 

Discounts available for groups of 3 or more. Want more information? Contact Alison for a course consultation.

As a student of the Worksite International Ergonomics Training Academy and specifically, our professional courses (CASp, COESp, CRESp), you are an exclusive member of the Worksite International Network (WINetwork) of Certified Ergonomics Specialists! The WINetwork represents quality and competency in ergonomics service delivery using the various WI Systems of Ergonomic Evaluations. Participants stay up to date with happenings in the ergonomics marketplace as it applies to their current role and receive numerous benefits.

What Students Say About the CASp Training

It should be considered essential.

It should be considered essential.

"I have the skills and tools to immediately review all current office chairs, build a maintenance program, and report on the cost benefits of either repairing or replacing current chairs. It should be considered essential for any employer looking to choose and maintain the best chairs for employee health, safety, comfort, and productivity." ~ Elizabeth K., Ph.D., Ergonomics Consultant

An Informative and Structured Approach

An Informative and Structured Approach

“I compared this course with a few providers and found Worksite International more informative and structured than others. I appreciate that Alison's very proactive in getting to know her students and understand why they decide to take the courses so she can provide deeper support. She will really answer the questions you have in mind to help you to learn." ~ Kei Kei C. Founder, Ekobor Asia Specific Limited

Able to use what I learned right away.

Able to use what I learned right away.

“Yes, this was a great class and I learned so much! I was able to use what I learned right away. I helped a manager order some new chairs and replacing old ones that were cheap and broken.” ~ Andree G., Public Health RN, Shriners Hospital

Love Alison's inspiration and encouragement!

Love Alison's inspiration and encouragement!

As an ergo consultant this is the second class I’ve taken from Alison; each course includes invaluable info. I have much more depth than previously in my approach to chair ergonomics. Also--I always love Alison’s inspiration and encouragement!” ~ Stephanie W., DC, CIE Golden Gate Ergonomics

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Get an insider's look at this comprehensive training. See why we are different from all the others in the ergonomics training marketplace.

Are YOU ready to transform yourself by participating in our career-changing courses?  Ask me your questions. Let's set up a time to talk to review the course details and how becoming a Certified Ergonomics Specialist can help you accomplish your goals.  

Instructor, Coach, Mentor

Alison Heller-Ono

MSPT, CDA, CASp, COESp, CRESp, CIE, CPE, and CMC
Alison Heller-Ono

Serving Corporations for over 27 years.

“I believe office ergonomics is a foundational skill before one can study higher level ergonomics. I have trained hundreds of professionals to successfully perform quality, reliable office ergonomic evaluations using the Worksite International Ergonomics Evaluation Systems. Students transform themselves in just a few months, achieving ongoing success within their companies or as a professional consulting career.”

Alison Heller-Ono is President/CEO of Worksite International, Inc., and has been teaching and mentoring professionals in the art and science of ergonomics for over 25 years. She is a “pioneer” in the Bay Area Ergonomics Community.Alison is a veteran physical therapist (MSPT), possesses 2 board certifications in Ergonomics (CPE and CIE) and is a Certified Disability Analyst (CDA).

Alison’s body of work has been peer-reviewed nationally and internationally to validate the Worksite International Systems of Evaluation and Training as a trusted and reliable approach to organizational ergonomics.

Disclaimer: This private credential workshop is provided to assure competency in conducting ergonomic evaluations within your organization only. There is no state or national licensing criteria required to perform ergonomics analysis in the workplace. However, there is national board certification process to become a certified professional (CPE)or industrial ergonomist (CIE). Completion of this course does not mean the certificate holder is qualified to perform evaluations outside of the organization as a consultant nor can they call themselves a certified “ergonomist”. Our certificate program is designed to help you evaluate healthy employees and set up safe work areas in the office. Students awarded with a Certificate as an Office Ergonomics Specialist demonstrate the competency to use the Worksite International Ergonomics Evaluation System to perform office ergonomic evaluations. For more information on national certification, ask us or read our blogs on ergonomics certificates and certifications.