Special Needs Assistance

Hardships can arise for HF/E practitioners, making it difficult for them to continue their work, as during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, a small amount of financial assistance may be sufficient to satisfy their needs. FPE has provided funds to maintain annual dues for BCPE certificants who have financial need. This enables those practitioners to continue their work within the standards of certification. In the past, FPE has also provided solar chargers to University of Puerto Rico students
following Hurricane Katrina, enabling them to continue their education. Tuition support for a foreign student at a US university enabled him to finish his final semester and become a HF/E practitioner in his home country. A new project under consideration is to assist worthy professionals, in one of many possible ways, either directly in Ukraine itself, if feasible, and/or Poland which has taken the major responsibility for refugee resettlement as a result of the recent Russian incursion.

Contact Us

Foundation for Professional Ergonomics
P.O. Box 453
Poway, CA 92074


Who We Are

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics through educational activities and awards.  Our goals support the goals of BCPE, and we work closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) on various ergonomics practitioner initiatives.  FPE attained an IRS 501(c)(3) status enabling tax-deductible donations from those sharing this dedication to professionalism in ergonomics.