To qualify for Technician Certification by Prior Experience (CPE) in biofeedback, you must meet or exceed all four of the requirements below:
You have learned the theory and practice of biofeedback through one or a combination of the criteria below:
Mentoring for Skill Development
You have spent at least 25 hours of contact time with a BCIA-approved mentor to develop your biofeedback skills focusing on any of the following:
Experience with Clients/Patients
You have a minimum of 3,000 hours of direct, one-on-one experience using biofeedback with clients/patients over at least 5 years. It is required that the majority of this work be done within the past 10 years.
Training in Human Anatomy/Physiology
For further information, refer to the Anatomy and Physiology page.
Filing an Application
The application includes a line for your signature attesting that you have read and agreed to abide by the BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback document. Please be sure to carefully read this document.
Upon approval of your application, you will have 1 year to make arrangements to take the written exam to be used for validation purposes. You may take the exam at any of the scheduled exam sites or may use the special exam option of an outside university or public library proctor for $100 for the paper/pencil or $25 for the online exam option. We are using your expertise to validate current and new exam items.