Our Vision and Mission

Foundation for Professional Ergonomics


A world where user-centered design is recognized for its value to improve society.

Our Mission

To promote the science and professional practice of human factors and ergonomics around the world.

Our Goals 

  • Raise awareness of FPE and human factors and ergonomics (HFE) through:
    • FPE website and social media presence
    • FPE presence as an exhibitor at related professional conferences
    • FPE social reception at the HFES International Annual Meeting
    • Building relationships with relevant HFE conferences identifying common interest in webinar topics, training courses, etc.
  • Identify and share best practices, experiences, and HFE resources through:
    • Webinars on core competencies for HFE
    • Introductory topical webinars
    • Development/teaching of certification review/refresher courses
    • Ergonomics toolkit (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, etc.)
    • Development and update of directory of HFE university programs internationally
    • HFE best practices articles
  • Participate in efforts to address critical challenges and opportunities through:
    • Impact grants for identified needs, especially to developing countries
    • A professional alliance with other HFE organizations, including BCPE and HFES
  • Recognize and promote professionalism in HFE practice through:
    • Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award
    • Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award
    • Mentoring students and early career professionals
    • Special needs funding to struggling HFE practitioners
  • Provide outreach to HFE groups globally through:
    • Ergonomists without Borders
    • International Advisory Committee

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.