Overview of Technician Neurofeedback Certification by Prior Experience

Requirements

To qualify for technician neurofeedback certification by prior experience (CPE), you must meet or exceed all four of the requirements below:

Didactic Training

You have learned the theory and practice of neurofeedback through one or a combination of the criteria below:

  • 36 hours of Blueprint-specific didactic training in neurofeedback through workshops or seminars (the equivalent of a basic Blueprint-specific didactic course for traditional neurofeedback certification)
  • a minimum of 16 hours of formal one-one-one professional didactic training with an outside instructor who meets qualifications as a BCIA-approved mentor or accredited training provider in a formalized workshop format with Blueprint-specific learning objectives
  • on-the-job training, including a minimum of 16 hours of direct one-on-one instruction with a BCIA-approved mentor, which includes education in Blueprint-specific objectives and practical neurofeedback applications

Mentoring for Skill Development

You have spent at least 25 hours of contact time with a BCIA-approved mentor to develop your neurofeedback skills focusing on any of the following:

  • initial case consultation/protocol selection
  • reviewing client progress
  • ongoing case management
  • proper use of protocols
  • reviewing past cases
  • instrumentation and sensor placement skills

Experience with Clients/Patients

You have a minimum of 3,000 hours of direct, one-on-one experience using neurofeedback with clients/patients over at least five years. It is required that the majority of this work be done within the past 10 years. You must provide a written documentation of this work called a Statement of Practical Experience.

Letters of verification

Submit at least three letters from neurofeedback professionals who have read and can verify your State of  Practical Experience.

Training in Human Anatomy/Physiology

For further information, refer to the Anatomy and Physiology page.

Validation Exam

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.

Where do I start?

The first step is to file your application with a $175 filing fee.

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