BCIA requires certificants to complete 48 hours of accredited continuing education across each 4-year period that their biofeedback or neurofeedback certification is valid. The PMDB requirement is 36 hours across a 3-year certification span. All recertification applications require completion of a minimum of 3 hours of ethics or professional conduct course work as part of the CE requirements.
There are many ways to earn continuing education credits for recertification. All courses must be accredited and blueprint relevant. BCIA uses the term accredited to refer to courses offered by universities who are regionally accredited, approved by a national professional health care organization such as the AMA, APA, etc., or BCIA accredited.
BCIA Options: There are several ways to gain continuing education. BCIA offers 3 different options:
Membership Organizations: Both AAPB and ISNR offer accredited CE at their annual meetings and both may offer the opportunity of purchasing recordings for any topics you may have missed. AAPB offers webinars.
State/Regional Biofeedback Societies: There are many state/regional biofeedback societies that hold local conferences with invited speakers as a way to gain ce. Check to see if your state or region has this type of opportunity.
BCIA Accredited Didactic Training Programs: You may retake the didactic program as a way of refreshing your skills and gaining accredited ce. Additionally many of those providers offer shorter topic-specific programs to offer accredited ce. Check out the lists of training programs under “Become Board Certified”.
State/Regional/National Professional Associations: Many of those organizations offer accredited ce to help you maintain licensure. Should you find a course that is accredited by your licensing board and if the topic fits into the appropriate blueprint, this is an excellent way to gain ce for both your license and for your recertification.