Earn Your Professional Certificate

Certified Office Ergonomics Specialist (COESp)

Includes 1:1 professional mentorship guidance for your transformation! 

Learn more by watching our virtual Academy Open House Replay!

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 14- 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 Ergonomic Evaluation (WISEE), based on ANSI and BIFMA standards, office ergonomics theory, and practice to earn your COESp. You will learn from 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 expert hour, 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 18 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 through an Expert Hour 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

WI Ergo-Case Tracker Software

Bonus Software

The WI Ergo-Case Tracker helps you manage your cases from the time you receive your request, to report distribution, process accountability, purchases, training, cost benefit, ROI, and much more. 

This software allows you to track and manage:

  • Each ergo eval request you receive.
  • Track key performance indicators
  • Monitor overtime for quality control.
  • Track critical costs and metrics related to your program.
  • Measure ROI for management and leadership.
  • Generate critical reports to show your valuable results and much more

    Our COESp Best Value package allows you to track your first ten (10) cases. Our COESp Corporate Start-Up Package allows you to track your first fifty (50) cases. Includes account set up, tech support, and orientation.

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 previously recorded live classes.
  • Eight succinct modules specifically targeted to build your knowledge, practice, and 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 14 hours of personal assignment coaching.
  • Includes 8 hours of additional Coaching Library sessions.
  • Engage in monthly WINetwork Expert Hour 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 continuing education monthly sessions.
  • *Start-up access to our Ergo-Case Tracker to track and measure the results of your ergonomic evaluations. 
  • And much more.

 

* Our WI Ergo-Case Tracker is offered on a limited basis to test and or trial your first year. Annual renewal is separate from your WISEE license and CESp certificate renewal. Inquire with Worksite International for more details.

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.

COESp Best Value

One-Time Payment

Learn to perform office ergonomic evaluations and write valid reports! Includes the WISEE license of forms, 18 hours of exclusive coaching and mentorship with a PT, CPE along with exclusive membership in the WINetwork membership program and trial of our new Ergo-Case Tracker. Meet with your mentor before enrollment!

$2597.00/person

Budget-Minded Plan

Monthly Payments

Same COESp Best Value course content and benefits divided into an easy five monthly payment plan. 

5 x $550.00/month

COESp Corporate Bundle

+ Ergo-Case Tracker Software

Along with the COESp Best Value plan, you'll use our new Ergo-Case Tracker software to manage your first 50 cases of ergonomic evaluations.  Includes set up and support! Schedule your corporate course consult and software demo today to learn more,

$3997.00/person 

Payment plans on request

Masterclass Bundle

Perform Office and Remote Evals

Combine COESp Best Value with remote evaluations to earn your Certified Remote Ergonomics Specialist (CRESp). Save $397.00

$2997.00/person

Payment plans on request

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 improvement? 

Onsite Ergonomics Team Training is designed for five or more employees.
Does your company believe in continuous improvement? 
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!

Our Certified Ergonomics Specialists represent quality and competency in ergonomics service delivery using the WISEE System of Ergonomic Evaluations.

Your enrollment and continued support of your license and certificate includes awesome benefits to enhance your knowledge and grow your ergonomics 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

The COESp course is a professional, well-thought-out course!

The COESp course is a professional, well-thought-out course!

“The COESp course content is well put together. Supporting documents and materials are extremely helpful in starting your new career. The course is well positioned to give you the necessary information and tools to start.

The instructor, Alison Heller-Ono PT, MSPT, CPE has the knowledge behind what she is teaching and the experience to back it up. 

Alison is a fountain of knowledge that we look to draw from. Thank you, Alison, for a professional, well-thought-out certificate course.”

~ Adrian M., Kit Office Plus.

Having Alison as my mentor was instrumental in my ergonomics journey.

Having Alison as my mentor was instrumental in my ergonomics journey.

"I couldn't be more pleased with the experience. The training content was excellent, providing me with all the knowledge and tools necessary to become proficient in ergonomics. 

A highlight of this course was having Alison as my mentor, as she was instrumental in guiding me through my ergonomics journey ensuring that I fully understood the concepts and applications of ergonomics. 

Her expertise and experience were invaluable in making the learning process both enjoyable and informative."
~ Sadaf H., AbCellera Biologics Inc.

I am more confident to perform preventive ergonomic evals with this course.

I am more confident to perform preventive ergonomic evals with this course.

"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

I'm ready to deliver ergonomic evaluations as a COESp!

I'm ready to deliver ergonomic evaluations as a COESp!

“The content provided in this course will help me assist employees in obtaining a safe, comfortable, and efficient work environment. The course has a lot of well-rounded information about ergonomics and how it affects employees and organizations.

It is self-paced and gives the learner the ability to be in control of the pace of the information. 

Alison is a great mentor and provides valuable feedback. I am ready to use the information I have learned throughout this course and plan to continue my ergonomics education.”
~ Emma C., Skagit Regional Health.

The COESp course exceeded my expectations!

The COESp course exceeded my expectations!

“The COESp course was my first introduction to ergonomics with the goal of being able to provide ergonomic assessments for my company. It exceeded my expectations with the knowledge provided, on demand lectures, and a variety of different resources.
Alison was also very hands on and responsive to any questions i had throughout the course. 

I feel well equipped to implement an ergonomics program for my company and now be a part of the ergonomics community. "
~ Serene F., ATEC Spine.

I am now confident in applying ergonomic principles.

I am now confident in applying ergonomic principles.

“I achieved my goals through the Worksite International COESp course, thanks to the well-crafted curriculum and the expertise of Alison Heller-Ono PT, MSPT, CPE. The course equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address ergonomic challenges in my workplace.

I am confident in applying ergonomic principles to enhance my colleagues' safety, productivity, and well-being.”
~ Florin E., Safety Romania.

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.