Earn Your Professional Certificate

Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp)

Includes 1:1 professional mentorship guidance for your transformation! 

In just *16 weeks, you will learn how to confidently perform a preventive, office ergonomic assessment on healthy employees and complete a professional report using the Worksite International System of Ergonomic Evaluations (WISEE).  All online!

Start your Self-Paced, On-Demand Course now. Receive exclusive mentoring with a CPE.

*Estimated time when you pace through one module every 2-weeks.  Includes 15- hours of personal coaching and mentorship by a PT, CPE. 

 

Become a Certified Office Ergonomic Specialist (COESp)

Our Courses Offer Guided Practice Leading to Your Transformation!

Differentiate yourself in the ergonomics marketplace as a qualified and competent ergonomics specialist in performing preventive office evaluations! Whether you are a corporate professional working for an organization, a rehab professional adding a new service line to your practice, or starting a new career opportunity, our course will transform you!

Upon course completion, you will demonstrate mastery of the Worksite International System of Ergonomics Evaluation (WISEE), based on ANSI and BIFMA standards, office ergonomics theory, and practice to earn your COESp. You will learn beside your mentor each step of the way.

Our flagship COESp course is ideal for the following professionals:

  • Corporate Safety and Ergo Teams
  • Certified Ergonomic Evaluators (CEAS I, CEES, COEE)
  • Rehab professionals (PTs, OTs, DC, RN)
  • Health and Safety Managers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Risk Managers
  • Facility or Purchasing Managers
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims Managers
  • Loss Control Consultants
  • Certified Safety Professionals

COESp Online Course Contents

Designed by a Board-Certified Professional Ergonomist and Physical Therapist

Earn your COESp Certificate by completing the course activities, participating in group office hours, individual coaching sessions, passing the exam, and completing at least one preventive evaluation and several case studies using the Worksite International System of Ergonomics Evaluation. When you enroll, you'll receive access to the COESp Self-Paced course and several bonus courses to enhance your training experience. Here is just some of what is included in your training.

Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp) Core Curriculum

Your Training Begins Here

Be competent in preventive office ergonomic evaluations so you can contribute to a larger purpose by assisting employees in working in comfort and without injury while improving organizational health and safety.

  • Perform preventive office ergonomic evaluations for healthy employees (with no or low symptoms).
  • Analyze and identify the root cause of employee health and safety concerns.
  • Identify and select the right ergonomic products and solutions based on need and budget.
  • Provide essential education and training to employees for best practices in work station setup and safe work practices.
  • Write a valid, objective, and comprehensive ergonomic report of findings and recommendations every employer will respect.

Personalized Coaching, Mentoring and Feedback

Every step of your journey

Unlike other programs, we make sure you are successful by supporting you every step of the way to ensure your transformation! You get over 10 hours of interactive, professional support.

  • Use the discussion in each learning module to ask questions directly to your instructor.
  • Milestone meetings (4) with your ergonomics coach and mentor at strategic points in your journey.
  • Receive vital written feedback on all assignment submissions to ensure you are on the right track. 
  • Meet monthly within Expert Office Hours with your instructor to learn valuable aspects of the ergo marketplace from a roster of global speakers.
  • Plus, 8- hours of pre-recorded student-to-coach sessions with case studies and course questions submitted by students. 

Step by Step Video Guide to Workstation Setup

Bonus Course #1

Set up every workstation with good ergonomics using our five step methodology. Learn the measuring secrets of a Master Ergonomist in just a few hours!

  • Common Anthropometric Measures in the Office

  • Step 1. Neutral Seated Posture

  • Step 2. Keyboard and Mouse Placement

  • Step 3. Worksurface Height

  • Step 4. Monitor Placement

  • Step 5. Organize Essential Tools

  • Activity: Help set up Jessie with a comfortable ergonomic workstation and safe work habits

Learn the foundations to proper human and workstation ergonomics that apply to all types of evaluations performed, no matter the industry.

One-hour course

Chair Selection and Fit

Bonus Course #2

As a course bonus, 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 using our Chair Fit database tracking system.

Four-hour course

Office Ergonomics for Decision Makers

Bonus Course #3

Get critical leadership insight into what makes online office ergonomics training the go-to choice in today's modern office.

  • Why ergonomics training is so important in the modern office, yet rarely provided
  • Who should be attending ergonomics training, and it's not who you think!.
  • Understand the importance of employee and supervisor accountability.
  • Learn the 5 steps every employee should know to set up their workstation with confidence

One-hour course

CEU's: For Physical Therapists and PTAs, our COESp course is approved for 3.2 CEUs or 32 hours of course time by the California Physical Therapy Association.

COESp Course Design & Delivery

Includes Live Instruction, Coaching, Mentorship, and Support!

Our COESp flagship course consists of self-paced, on-demand pre-recorded lessons, evaluation tools, and valuable resources licensed to you for ongoing use. No other training in the ergo marketplace offers so much plus live coaching, mentorship, and support!

All this and more is included in your first year enrollment in the COESp course: 

  • 16+ hours of live classes.
  • Eight succinct modules specifically targeted to build your knowledge and give you the skills you need to become a competent Office Ergonomics Specialist.
  • An annual license to use our WISEE system of ergonomics evaluations to perform preventive office evaluations. Support your entire ergonomics evaluation process with forms and templates you can brand. 
  • Receive 4- hours of private coaching with your mentor throughout the course at critical stages as you advance in the program, transforming yourself to a competent COESp.
  • Every course assignment is reviewed by your professional ergonomics coach for vital feedback and progress equivalent to 10 hours of coaching.
  • Includes 8 hours of additional Coaching Library sessions.
  • Engage in monthly WINetwork office hours with renowned experts in the Ergonomics marketplace who present their expertise in a private forum.
  • 365-days of ongoing access to instructional videos and course content.
  • Bonus courses worth over $1500.00 on how to perform a chair fitting and our step-by-step video guide showing critical measuring techniques of a Master Ergonomist.
  • Annual membership in the Worksite International Network of Certified Ergonomics Specialists (WINetwork). Includes substantial benefits and access to the WINetwork Membership Program.
  • And much more.

 

Enrollment Options

Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp)

The only training in the ergonomics marketplace to offer a career-path in ergonomics. 

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

One-Time Payment

Best Value

Perform preventive office ergonomic evaluations and write valid reports. Includes 10 hours of exclusive mentorship with PT, CPE and membership in the WINetwork membership program. 

$1997.00/person

Budget-Minded Plan

Monthly Payments

Same course content and benefits divided into an easy 5-monthly payment plan. 

5 x $450.00/month

Masterclass Bundle

Perform Office and Remote Evals

Combine COESp with remote evaluations to earn your Certified Remote Ergonomics Specialist (CRESp). Save $100.00

$2697.00/person

Payment plans on request

Ergonomics Fast Coaching

For Corporate Ergo Specialists

Add our 90-day coaching program to help solve real world ergonomics questions and concerns during and after your learning journey. Boost your confidence with additional coaching support.

$997.00

 

After your first year, an annual renewal is charged to maintain your certificate(s), Worksite International System of Ergonomics Evaluations (WISEE) license, continued course access for 12 months, and membership in the WINetwork Membership Program for monthly continuing education value. 

Need a different payment plan or want to enroll more than one person?  Contact Alison for a course consultation.

Schedule Your Complimentary Course Consultation

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.  Book your course consultation today!

Our Flagship Course Delivered Onsite

If self-paced and on-demand isn't your thing, we'll come to you!

Does your company believe in continuous development? 

Ergonomics Specialist Training onsite is designed for five or more team members.
Does your company believe in continuous development? 
Live, interactive training with your instructor, coach and mentor, Alison Heller-Ono PT,  MSPT, CPE

Build an environment that enables people to learn. Reinvest in your employees through our hybrid learning experience. 

Our COESp flagship course is modified for hybrid learning and takes advantage of a live training stage combined with our dynamic learning portal to develop your team into competent and confident Certified Ergonomics Specialists. 

Learn the skills and knowledge to perform office ergonomic evaluations, chair fittings, and more. Custom agendas available to meet your corporate learning goals. 

Exclusive Membership in the WINetwork

Exclusive Membership in the WINetwork

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 Ergonomics Evaluations. Your enrollment and continued support of your license and certificate includes awesome benefits to enhance your knowledge and grow your ergo practice.

What Students Say About Becoming a COESp

We take tremendous pride in our students and their achievement in our courses. Listen and read what they have to say about their experiences in our online flagship course.

I give this course a 5 Star Rating!

“I enjoyed Worksite International's video-based training course very much. I was pleased to learn a formalized process that makes ergonomics assessments much more straight-forward. The course was so well-done, I decided to enroll in another Worksite International course on how to conduct remote ergonomics evaluations! I give this course a 5 Star rating and happily recommend it. Give it a go!” ~ James Crow, BSC Hons Cog Sci at Posturestars.com

Forced me to analyze how I was doing evaluations.

Forced me to analyze how I was doing evaluations.

“I chose to learn from the best. What she teaches will help you achieve your goals and improve your knowledge in Ergonomic Evaluations, not just during the course, but beyond.

The course forced me to think and analyze every minor detail about how I was doing my evaluations. The way I used to perform my ergonomic evaluations was irregular and sloppy.

Alison, helped me drop bad habits and start to cultivate good ones. I gained much more from the course than I ever anticipated.” ~ Ruth P., Project Associate, Manager, University of Virginia Library

The course was organized, clearly presented, and detailed.

The course was organized, clearly presented, and detailed.

"This course has provided me with numerous resources to help me gain more knowledge and how to better my writing skills for documentation, how to properly adjust a chair to fit, how to identify awkward posture and root cause, and how to use anthropometrics.

The course was organized, clearly presented, and detailed. I would recommend this course to anyone that is starting off in ergonomics or for those that want to learn more." ~ Lisa N., VSI Ergonomics

I'm much more confident in my approach

I'm much more confident in my approach

"I feel so much more confident in my ability to approach and address preventative ergonomic evaluations after completing this course. 

I received a solid foundation to help implement safe work practices and mitigate risk, as necessary.

With all these new tools in my pocket, I feel like there is not a problem or situation that I cannot effectively solve.

Throughout the COESp journey, Alison was an excellent resource who stayed in touch with me and was patient in guiding me through the assignments.~ Joey P., VSI Ergonomics

Instructor, Coach, Mentor

Alison Heller-Ono

MSPT, CDA, CASp, COESp, 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.