Become a Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp) and More

Now is the Time!

As a COESp, you will learn to perform preventive, ergonomic evaluations through our self-paced, home-study course while being coached and mentored by a Master Ergonomist! Add remote evaluations to support work from home employees. The only course of its kind in the ergonomics marketplace. (AKA Train the Ergonomics Evaluator Masterclass)

COESp Course Objectives

Develop skills and expertise to be a Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist

Work at your own pace while learning to perform objective, office ergonomic evaluations. Complete a professional report using our validated Worksite International System of Ergonomics Evaluation. Complete as a "home-study" course to comply with safe distancing guidelines.

Here's what you'll learn to do:

Perform Office Evaluations

Perform Office Evaluations

Perform preventive office ergonomic evaluations for healthy employees (with no or low symptoms). Includes how to perform a remote home or office assessment. 

Analyze Ergonomic Risk Factors

Analyze Ergonomic Risk Factors

Use objective and measurable techniques to analyze and identify the root cause of employee health and safety concerns.

Prescribe Ergonomic Solutions

Prescribe Ergonomic Solutions

Identify, select and “prescribe” the right ergonomic products and solutions based on need and budget.

Educate Employees

Educate Employees

Provide essential education and training to employees for best practices in work station setup and safe work practices.

Whether you want to become an in-house office ergonomics evaluator, you are a burgeoning ergonomics consultant, or you want to improve on your existing evaluation skills, this online ergonomic certification course will give you the knowledge, skills, and ability to deliver quality office ergonomic evaluations.

This Course Will Transform You!

This course is designed for corporate Safety and Ergo Teams, Certified Ergonomic Evaluators (CEAS I, CEES, COEE), rehab professionals (PTs, OTs, DC, RN, Athletic Trainers), Certified Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Risk Managers, Human Resources or others responsible for employee health and safety; facility planners; risk and workers’ compensation claims management, loss control consultants and ergonomic product vendors.

Attend this course if you want to:

  • Be competent in office ergonomics so you can enhance your career.
  • Contribute to a larger purpose in your organization by assisting employees to work in comfort and without injury along while improving organizational health and safety.
  • Identify the root cause of injury and lost productivity by recognizing ergonomic risk factors and remedy them proactively in objective and meaningful ways.
  • Learn advanced office ergonomic evaluation techniques such as chair fittings and prescribing the correct ergonomic products based on objective need.
  • Rehab professionals, develop excellent foundational skills to launch your own office ergonomics consulting business.
  • Use the Worksite International System of Ergonomic Evaluation as a valid and consistent approach to your onsite or remote ergonomic evaluations (white label).
  • And much more...

**Need to speak with your supervisor about enrolling in our course? Download our "Dear Supervisor" template letter to help get the funds you need. Modify for your needs as an in-house evaluator or healthcare professional.

For Physical Therapists and PTAs, our COESp course is approved for 1.6 CEUs; CPTA #19-298.

Ergonomics Certificate Requirements

To earn your Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp), complete the following:

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  • Complete the core COESp online training at your own pace (recommend 12 weeks) including strategic and tactical exercises to help build your knowledge, observational and assessment skills.
  • Participate in small-group, and individual coaching sessions.
  • Receive one:one mentorship by a PT, CPE
  • Pass the final COESp ergonomics exam with a score of 80%.
  • Complete at least one preventive evaluation and two case studies using the WI Ergonomics Evaluation System.
  • Upgrade: Pay an additional $597.00 and complete the requirements necessary to conduct a remote ergo evaluation online to earn your CRESp.

Are you already certified with a CEAS, CEA, COEE, CEES or similar certificate and want to enhance your skills with remote evaluations? Just enroll in the CRESp course. 

*Just like all major software and accredited training programs today, we require an annual renewal of $197.00 for our COESp and CRESp certificate, software license maintenance and software use.

Your Investment

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

Progress your career by earning your Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp). Accelerate your career by adding Certified Remote Ergonomics Specialist (CRESp). Be personally coached and mentored through your journey by Alison Heller-Ono PT, MSPT, CASp, COESp, CRESp,CPE. 

The COESp Course

All for just $1,497.00

  • COESp course includes 16-20 hours video lessons to self-pace through
  • Utilizes our turn-key program, Worksite International System of Ergonomics Evaluation for consistent and valid approach to performing a preventive evaluation
  • Includes 7-hours of additional Coaching Library sessions
  • Bonus courses worth over $700.00 on how to perform a chair fitting and our step by step video guide showing ANSI and BIFMA measuring techniques for workstation setup
  • Complete assignments and quizzes to build your skills and validate your learning
  • Participate in intermittent online and live Q&A sessions with other students and your mentor, Alison Heller-Ono
  • Coaching and mentorship sessions at the beginning, middle and end of the course to help keep you on track
  • Pass online exam with score of 80%
  • Complete at least one preventive office ergonomic evaluation and two case studies at the end of the course to earn your COESp
  • One-year access to the course with unlimited technical course-related support.
  • Physical Therapists earn 1.6 CEUS from the CPTA
  • And way more!

The CRESp Course

All for $597.00

Accelerate  your career by enrolling in our advanced course on remote evaluation skills. Designed for certified ergonomics professionals with COESp, CEAS, CEES, COEE, CAE or similar credentials.

  • Start with our "How to Conduct Remote Ergo Evaluations" pilot program 
  • Course includes  8-hours of pre-recorded lessons to self-pace through.
  • Skill-building exercises to demonstrate mastery in performing a remote evaluation online
  • Complete relevant assignments to demonstrate competency in the technology required
  • Utilize our turnkey Worksite International System of Remote Ergonomic Evaluations to start delivering online evaluations immediately
  • Pass online exam with a score of 80%
  • Participate in one 60- minute private mentoring session to demonstrate competency in remote evaluations
  • Earn your CRESp after you complete all requirements
  • 3-months of unlimited email and phone support following completion of your CRESp
  • One- year access to the course and all updates
  • And so much more!

Money is tight. Take advantage of our four-month payment plan for the COESp.  Group discounts for 3 or more students available on request. Click below for details.

Enroll in Both Courses

Take the best path forward by becoming both a COESp and a CRESp in this Masterclass

Learn the art and science of office ergonomics from a true master ergonomist, Alison Heller-Ono. Alison will take you on your professional journey to master office ergonomics in the office and remotely, for yourself, your company and the people you will influence.  Build confidence and expertise simultaneously as you earn both your COESp and CRESp. Transform yourself and your career. Click here to enroll and start today! Apply coupon code "Masterclass147off"  at checkout and save $147.00 off enrollment of $2094.00.

What Our Students Say About Our Courses

“Forced me to analyze how I was doing evaluations.”

Ruth D., Project Associate, Manager, University of Virginia Library

“Forced me to analyze how I was doing evaluations.”

"I chose to learn from the best. When it comes to ergonomic evaluation methods, Worksite International is the way to go, and Alison Heller-Ono is the person to teach you. She is skillful, humble, passionate, teaching from personal experience, and excited to show you the way. 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."

“5 Star Rating for Self-Paced Course”

James Crow, BSC Hons Cog Sci at

“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!”

Schedule a Complimentary 15-Minute Ergo Consultation

Learn at your own pace. Receive expert coaching and mentorship on your journey to become an Office Ergonomics Specialist by renowned ergonomist, Alison Heller-Ono PT, MSPT, COESp, CRESp,CPE. 

Instructor, Coach, Mentor

Alison Heller-Ono


Alison Heller-Ono

“I believe office ergonomics is a foundational skill before one can study higher level ergonomics. To add value to organizations, support regulatory compliance and enhance careers, I’ve been providing our Train the Ergonomics Evaluator workshop since 1994. I have trained hundreds of professionals to successfully perform quality, reliable office ergonomic evaluations 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. Since starting Worksite International, Alison has helped employers save millions of dollars using the Worksite International Ergonomics Process (WIEP) and injury prevention methods. Alison is a veteran physical therapist (MSPT), possesses 2 board certifications in Ergonomics (CPE and CIE) and is a Certified Disability Analyst (CDA).

Alison is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) through the Institute for Management Consultants (IMC) and a certified Chair Assessment Specialist (CASp) using the Worksite International Chair Assessment System (CAS) and a Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp).

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


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.