Neurofeedback Recertification

How Can I Become Recertified in Neurofeedback?

1.  Review  your CE credits to be sure that you have completed the requirement.
2.  Review the BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical  Principles of Biofeedback to ensure you understand and are in full compliance.
3.  Complete, sign, and submit your recertification application.  Include a copy of your license if appropriate.
4.  Pay your fees, either online or by check.  Fees will not be processed without the application.

CE Requirements
Candidates for recertification must complete 48 hours of accredited continuing education related to the Blueprint (Senior Fellows only 30 hours), relevant to neurofeedback and/or the disorder you may be treating with the majority of your hours being neurofeedback-specific.  Individuals certified in both Biofeedback and Neurofeedback may use the same CE credits for either recertification and are not looking for an additional 48 hours.  You must be able to document a minimum of 3 hours of ethics/professional standards course work.

Applications

Here is a link to the Neurofeedback Recertification Application.

Senior fellows are only required to document 30 hours of accredited CE and may use this Neurofeedback Senior Fellow Recertification Application.

Technicians must complete 30 hours of accredited continuing education to include 3 hours of ethics/professional standards and may recertify using the Neurofeedback Technician Recertification Application.

Please note the following changes to the Recertification program:

  1. BCIA now only requires 48 hours of accredited continuing education (to include 3 hours of ethics/professional standards).
  2. If you are dual certified (meaning you carry more than 1 BCIA certification), your recertification fee is reduced to  $25 for EACH deadline and for EACH recertification.  (This refers to those who are also currently certified in biofeedback or PMDB.)

All certificants are required to abide by the BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical Principles.  Three of the required hours must be related to ethics and professional standards. If for any reason you are unable to complete the continuing education, you may take the written certification exam.

Payment Options
Check:  You may send your application and a check payable in US funds to BCIA - 5310 Ward Rd, #201 - Arvada  CO   80002.

Credit Card:  If you wish to complete the form and email it to us, you may pay your fees online using these links:
Neurofeedback Recertification Online Payment Options

1st recertification: January 1 – June 30: $225

July 1 – October 31: $250

After November 1: $275

Dual recertification: January 1 – June 30: $200

July 1 – October 31: $225

After November 1: $250

 

*Dual Recertification means that you currently are certified in more than one modality.  For example, you may be certified in both biofeedback and neurofeedback.  The board voted to reduce your recertification fee by $25 each.

How to Fulfill your CE Requirements

This link will take you to a sheet that gives you all the information you need about CE credit for other related activities such as research and publication, etc.

  • Online Continuing Education:
    • BCIA webinars – one can attend a 90-minute online presentation and complete an evaluation and quiz to earn 1.5 hours of ce toward recertification.  BCIA also offers Mentoring webinars which allow one to earn 1 hour of ce toward recertification.  Webinars may be attended live or through the recordings.
    • Online articles and quizzes are available for 1 hour of ce.
    • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free educational opportunities providing courses and instructors from many top universities.  If you find a course you are interested in for either your human anatomy/physiology requirement OR for CE credit toward recertification, please send us all the information and we'll let you know if your option will be accepted.  Check them out!
  • Formal  Mentoring - A maximum of 20 hours of formal mentoring may be used as part of your required ce. This work must be done by a BCIA-approved mentor selected using the same parameters as when seeking original certification.  Additionally, the work done must be logged and signed off by both the mentor and the candidate using this form.
  • Ethics/professional Conduct - 3 hours of accredited ethics or professional conduct work is required.
  • Exam Item Construction - you may earn credit for authoring exam items that are tied to a source from the core reading list.  Each item must have a stem, 1 correct answer, and 3 distractors.   Please use this form to transmit the exam items electronically to BCIA.  Each item submitted is worth .5 hours of CE and up to 20 hours for recertification may be completed in this way.

 

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