Overview of Clinical Certification by Prior Experience in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback

Basic Information

Upon completion of these requirements, one earns the designation BCB-PMD™.

Certification is open to licensed professionals from medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician’s assistant who hold a degree from a regionally-accredited academic institution (an Accredited Institution of Postsecondary Education as determined by the American Council on Education).

*New Requirements as of September 1, 2011

Candidates must file an application and demonstrate proof of:

  • a human anatomy, human physiology, or human biology course from a regionally-accredited academic institution.
  • relevant didactic education/training from any/all of the following areas: 72 hours of post professional education; 2,000 hours of on-the-job training; professional teaching; research and/or publications in the field.
  • clinical practice of at least 3,000 hours of direct patient care using biofeedback-assisted behavior interventions to treat pelvic muscle dysfunction over at least 5 years.  This requirement must be documented by a written statement of clinical practice.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from other health care professionals who have read the applicant’s statement of clinical practice and can attest to its veracity.
  • An attestation of the completion of a minimum of 15 hours of formal clinical training to learn the application of biofeedback skills to treat elimination disorders and pelvic pain syndrome.
  • A signed attestation that the applicant can comfortably demonstrate the practical skills list.
  • a “no fail” written certification exam which may be taken either at one of the scheduled exam sites or through a special exam that is independently proctored.
  • payment of certification fees.

Where Do I Start?

The first step to certification is filing an application. A completed pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback certification application must include a copy of your valid health care license, documentation of didactic education and training, proof of the required client hours, and payment of the certification fee. Once your application has been approved and fees received, you may schedule a time for your exam. You may download the packet from the website. The documents included are: Application, Application Instructions, Blueprint of Knowledge, Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback, and Exam Registration Form.

All candidates must agree to abide by the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback and follow the appropriate rules and regulations of their profession and their state.

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