BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education.
BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the clinical practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
Multiculturalism and Diversity
BCIA endorses the American Psychological Association “Multicultural Guidelines.” BCIA professionals recognize the importance of multiculturalism and diversity in clinical and optimal performance practice, education, and research, and treat individuals from diverse ethnic, linguistic, racial, sexual orientation, and gender identity backgrounds with appreciation and sensitivity.
Board Certification Areas
BCIA offers Biofeedback Certification, Neurofeedback Certification, and Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification. Clinical and Technician certification tracks are available for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, while only the Clinical track is available for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Read more...
BCIA has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMD for your use where allowed. Read more…
BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback
This document is designed to be a living document that will serve to guide your decisions and is meant to serve beside the ethical principles of your profession and within the laws of your state that govern health care. Please revisit this document time to time as it may change with updated information as needed.
BCIA Offers Online Payment Options
Now for your convenience, you may pay your certification or recertification fees online using this link.
BCIA Webinars - Did you know we offer 2 different types of webinars? An offering from the Clinical Update Series is a 90-minute presentation that is based on traditional continuing education and offers information on an advanced topic. Mentoring webinars are for those who are seeking either certification or recertification. These webinars are 60-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.
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Stay tuned for the 2017 Schedule!
Ongoing Educational Opportunities
Please check with the BCIA-accredited didactic training providers as many provide high quality educational opportunities throughout the year! Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction, and HRV.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
The 2017 AAPB 48th Annual Scientific Meeting, "The Science of Self-Regulation: Established and Emerging Evidence", will be held in Chicago, March 15 - 18 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. There is still time to submit a poster! Stay tuned for more information as they announce their exciting line-up of keynote speakers.
AAPB has recently released new publications - Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Book of Readings by Moss & Shaffer; Evidence-based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback—3rd Edition by Tan, Shaffer, Lyle and Teo; The Neurofeedback Book, 2nd Edition and Functional Neuroanatomy by Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson.
Take advantage of the CE opportunities offered by AAPB webinars, both live and recorded sessions!
The 25th Anniversary Conference has been planned for September 21-24, 2017 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT. Pre-Conference dates are September 18 - 20. Be sure your name is on their mailing list so that you can receive all of the updates!
BCIA Exam Sites
You must first file a certification application with BCIA and pay all fees prior to selecting an exam date using our Exam Registration form.
Please note that you may also elect the special exam option that enables you to use a local proctor.
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December 2016 Update
Jennifer Grant, BCN is our Newest Certificant From Australia
Jennifer is a Clinical Psychologist who uses neurofeedback as an adjunct to her clinical therapy services for a range of psychological difficulties as well as for performance enhancement. Jennifer works transdiagnostically and across the lifespan. Based in an integrative medical practice, Jennifer is acutely aware of the synergies between neurofeedback (for the brain), biochemistry (for the body) and good psychological therapy (for the mind). Jennifer is passionate about using these synergies to help people create a more vital, rich, full and meaningful life.
BCIA Welcomes Ayben Ertem, MS, BCN from Turkey
Ayben Ertem is a health psychologist at the Brain Power Institute in Istanbul, Turkey who has been applying biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques to patients suffering from substance abuse, AD/HD, learning disabilities, schizophrenia and personality disorders. She is widely published and helped to write the first book in Turkish about the effectiveness of QEEG and neurofeedback with various disorders.
Michelle Aniftos, BCN is our Latest Certificant from Australia
Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist, Educational Consultant, and Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner working in private practice in Toowoomba, Queensland. She has been an active member of the Australian Psychological Society, Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia, and the Biofeedback International Certification Alliance – Australia (Chair). She completed Masters degrees in both Special Education, Guidance and Counselling and Clinical Psychology and has post-graduate certification in Clinical Neurophysiology. With 25 years of experience in education, Michelle specializes inworking with children and youth with a variety of social-emotional, behavioural and learning challenges.
BCIA Welcomes Justine Loewenthal, BCN of South Africa
Justine is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a Registered Counsellor and an EEG Technician. She offers routine EEGs, Quantitative EEG analysis, neurotherapy, and counseling to adults and children and is very passionate about her work. Justine has experience with a wide range of disorders and has a special interest in trauma, attention, optimal scholastic functioning, adjustment to change, anxiety, stress, sleep difficulties, and the impact on the family. Ms. Lowenthal is a member of the Neurotherapy Association of Africa and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and has contributed to books, magazines, and newspapers.
Earn CE at this Free Seminar
Bessel van der Kolk, MD will be offering a free seminar "Rewiring the Brain". Click here for more information.
Nature.com Publishes a Landmark Article
A multi-modal parcellation of human cerebral cortex by Glasser et al.
Understanding the amazingly complex human cerebral cortex requires a map (or parcellation) of its major subdivisions, known as cortical areas. Making an accurate areal map has been a century-old objective in neuroscience. Click here for the full text.
Announces an International Fee Structure
This revised fee structure was designed in line with the country groupings as used by the World Psychiatric Association. All fees including certification, recertification, and even webinars offers 4 different fee levels in accordance with the financial realities in each country or region. We know that our field is coming of age worldwide and it is important to be able to offer education, training, and certification more affordably. Read more...
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