BCIA - Australia

Welcome to the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance-Australia (BCIA-A) Section



BCIA-A offers certification for both entry-level and advanced Neurofeedback practitioners.

An Australian affiliate of BCIA (BCIA-A) has now been established for certification of Australian health professionals who practise Neurofeedback.

BCIA-A offers certification for both entry-level and advanced Neurofeedback practitioners.

In 2010, the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) agreed to the development of an independent body whose role would be to develop and oversee standards for certification within Australasia.  It was also agreed that this new organization would be affiliated with The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.  In 2011, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance – Australia Inc. (BCIA-A) was first registered in Australia and a Committee was formed.  BCIA-A has an affiliate relationship with BCIA.

BCIA-A will be responsible for overseeing Neurofeedback Certification within Australia. BCIA-A will be responsible for ensuring that people applying for certification have prerequisite educational requirements and conform to approved ethical standards.  Standards for certification will be, at least, equivalent to those of BCIA within Australasia. Neurofeedback professionals will gain certification based on the same "Blueprint of Knowledge" developed by BCIA  and will sit the normal BCIA exam. 

Grandparenting arrangements for existing practitioners that meet predefined criteria will be available for an 18-month period commencing August 13 2011.  Entry-level certification will be available for those who do not meet such criteria.


The following requirements must be met:

  1. Registered for independent practice as outlined in the BCIA-A guidelines.
  2. Didactic education covering the BCIA (or BCIA-A) “Blueprint of Knowledge” taken by a BCIA or BCIA-A accredited training program.
  3. Proof of a University level human anatomy/physiology/human biology course or alternatively a course approved by BCIA-A
  4. Proof of successful completion of a University level course in cognitive neuroscience/ psychophysiology/neuropsychology, or an alternative approved by BCIA-A.
  5. Receipt of mentoring on the application of clinical neurofeedback skills.
  6. Successful completion of the written certification exam on the “Blueprint of Knowledge” taken at a regularly scheduled exam site, or through the use of an online exam with approved proctors.

The first step is to file an application and appropriate documents including a filing fee with the BCIA-A Committee. BCIA-A will advise the applicant of any further requirements and when appropriate make arrangements for the written exam.

Contact details
To apply for an application package, email bciaaustralia@gmail.com, providing full name and professional field (i.e., psychology, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, osteopathy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, social work, speech pathology and medicine. Also indicate whether you intend to apply for certification under grandparenting criteria (available until 20 February 2013) or by entry-level certification – see above for relevant details.

The Australian Psychological Society Neurofeedback and Psychology Interest Group (NFB IG) presents its inaugural national conference to be held on March 14th and 15th next year at the Greenmount Beach Resort (near QLD/NSW border, Australia & near to the Gold Coast International Airport). The focus of the conference will be Neuroplasticity in ADHD.  Registration is now open.

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