Which Certifications Does BCIA Offer?



BCIA has three certification programs:

  • Biofeedback
  • Neurofeedback
  • Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback

Individuals certified in biofeedback may utilize all biofeedback modalities including EMG, Thermal, GSR, HRV, and neurofeedback. Individuals exclusively certified in Neurofeedback, commonly called EEG Biofeedback, are certified to utilize only that specialty modality. The Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification is only for licensed providers wishing to use biofeedback and behavioral interventions to treat elimination disorders and pelvic pain within their scope of practice. All certification programs include a requirement of strict adherence to the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback of BCIA.

All certification programs are based on:

  • prerequisite educational degrees, except for the Technician certification
  • proof of human anatomy/physiology, human biology course work
  • didactic course work that is based on the Blueprint of Knowledge statements that cover the fundamental science, history, and theory of biofeedback specific to that certification program
  • clinical training or mentoring to learn the application of skills
  • certification exam

Certification is no substitute for a state-sanctioned license. BCIA’s certificants must carry an appropriate license/credential valid in the state of practice in a BCIA-approved health care field when treating a medical or psychological disorder. If unlicensed, the certificant must work under appropriate supervision. The licensing body of your biofeedback or neurofeedback provider or their supervisor has legal jurisdiction over his or her clinical practice.

Certifications are valid for a set time period: 4 years for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback and 3 years for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. Recertification is granted upon application, payment of fees, documentation of accredited continuing education specific to the Blueprint, and adherence to the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback.

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