Didactic training requires completion of the 36-hour blueprint for certification, taken either at a recognized, regionally accredited academic institution or a BCIA accredited training provider. Each provider would ideally apply to teach all concepts in the blueprint; however, they may apply to teach only a portion of the material. In this case, the provider must completely teach all concepts within a rubric, but do not need to apply for each rubric in the blueprint.
Courses are provided either as a face-to-face live presentation or distance education that may take many different formats. BCIA recommends considering a hybrid program that would be a combination of in person training and distance education. This saves money and time away from the professional's clinical practice; however it may not be the perfect answer for everyone.
Please complete and submit this application, along with all training materials that demonstrate complete coverage of the blueprint and the filing fee of $200. The preferred method is electronic submission with a power point that displays the teaching materials.
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Upon approval, your name and contact information will be included on the BCIA Accredited Didactic provider list. It is required that within 10 days of completion of the course, the program must submit a Course Provider Report along with the associated training fees of $50 per student. This fee should be included in the original tuition and not charged separately to each attendee. All attendees are required to complete an online evaluation form.