What is Progressive Certification?



The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) has long recognized that maintaining and improving competency in our rapidly developing field requires lifelong continuing education and training. BCIA leadership has wanted to acknowledge the increasing expertise acquired by our certificants through study and experience, as well as the dedication, commitment, and time devoted to the recertification process. Thus in 1996 the BCIA Board voted to initiate a program of Progressive Certification which recognizes a professional’s ongoing commitment to maintaining BCIA Certification.

Biofeedback & Neurofeedback

Biofeedback professionals who are certified by BCIA have earned the distinction of one of the following designations:

Certified – Initial certification through fourth year.

Associate Fellow – Completion of Basic Certification plus 48 hours of accredited, blueprint-relevant continuing education.  All continuing education for each recertification must include a minimum of 3 hours of ethics/professional standard course work and an additional 4 years of clinical experience. This applies to years 5 through 8.

Fellow – Completion of Basic Certification plus 96 hours of continuing education as required for second recertification or 144 hours of continuing education as required for third recertification. This applies to years 9 through 16 with the third recertification after year 12.

Senior Fellow – Completion of Basic Certification plus 192 hours of continuing education as required for fourth recertification. This applies to 17th year onward.

Emeritus - This applies to retirement onward.

Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback

Biofeedback professionals who are certified by BCIA have earned the distinction of one of the following designations:

Certified – Initial certification through third year.

Associate Fellow – Completion of Basic Certification plus 36 hours of accredited, blueprint relevant continuing education that include a minimum of 3 hours of ethics/professional standards. This applies to years 4 through 6.

Fellow – Completion of Basic Certification plus 72 hours of continuing education as required for second recertification or 108 hours of continuing education as required for third recertification. This applies to years 7 through 12.

Senior Fellow – Completion of Basic Certification plus 144 hours of continuing education as required for fourth recertification. This applies to 13th year onward.

Emeritus - This applies to retirement onward.

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