BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education.
BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
Multiculturalism and Diversity
BCIA endorses the American Psychological Association “Multicultural Guidelines.” BCIA professionals recognize the importance of multiculturalism and diversity in clinical and optimal performance practice, education, and research, and treat individuals from diverse ethnic, linguistic, racial, sexual orientation, and gender identity backgrounds with appreciation and sensitivity.
Board Certification Areas
BCIA offers Certification in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback, and HRV Biofeedback for health care professionals and a Technician Certification for those working in the US and Canada who cannot document an education that meets our stated educational requirements and who are working under the legal supervision of a licensed and BCIA certified professional. Read more...
BCIA has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMD for your use where allowed. Read more…
BCIA Professional Standards/Ethical Principles of Biofeedback
This document is designed to be a living document that will serve to guide your decisions and is meant to serve beside the ethical principles of your profession and within the laws of your state that govern health care. Please revisit this document time to time as it may change with updated information as needed.
BCIA Offers Online Payment Options
Now for your convenience, you may pay your certification or recertification fees online using this link.
2020 Webinar Schedule
February 21 - Sleep, What do we Know and How Can we Help? presented by Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV
April 24 - QEEG Doesn't Tell You Everything, presented by Angelika Sadar, MA, BCN, BCN-HRVB.
May 15 - Benzos and Brainwaves: How Common Medications Impact Neurofeedback Treatment, presented by Erin Conway, PhD, BCB, BCN
June 19 & 26 - Two-Part Ethics, presented by Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN
BCIA Webinars - Did you know we offer 2 different types of webinars? An offering from the Clinical Update Series is a 90-minute presentation that is based on traditional continuing education and offers information on an advanced topic. Mentoring webinars are for those who are seeking either certification or recertification. These webinars are 90-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.
Missed a BCIA webinar? Click here to purchase a recording!
Ongoing Educational Opportunities
Please check with the BCIA-accredited didactic training providers as many provide high quality educational opportunities throughout the year! Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction, and HRV.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
AAPB 51st Annual Scientific Meeting - April 1 - 4, 2020, LaJolla, CA.
AAPB's New Release: Physiological Recording Technology and Applications in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback by Don Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV and Fred Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV.
AAPB-published Digital Books Now Available! In an effort to ensure accessibility and affordability for interested parties from around the world, AAPB's top selling texts are now available for purchase in digital form, readable on computers or other electronic devices include: Evidence-based Practice in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback - 3rd Edition by Gabriel Tan, PhD, BCB, BCN, Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Randall Lyle, PhD,BCN, and Irene Teo; Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Book of Readings by Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, and Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB; and The Neurofeedback Book - 2nd Edition by Michael Thompson, MD and Lynda Thompson, PhD, BCN. Click here for more information!
ISNR has announced the 2020 meeting dates. Please join them June 11 - 13 in Orlando, Florida!
February 28 - Understanding Neurofeedback Mechanisms, presented by Eddy J Davelaar, MSc, MSc, PhD.
ISNR has a new social media page - Feed For Thought. This page will act as a discovery engine for all who are interested in human neuroscience, health, well-being, and personal development. Check it out!
BCIA Exam Sites
You must first file a certification application with BCIA and pay all fees prior to selecting an exam date using our Exam Registration form.
Please note that you may also elect the special exam option that enables you to use a local proctor.
Announces an International Fee Structure
This revised fee structure was designed in line with the country groupings as used by the World Psychiatric Association. All fees including certification, recertification, and even webinars offers 4 different fee levels in accordance with the financial realities in each country or region. We know that our field is coming of age worldwide and it is important to be able to offer education, training, and certification more affordably. Read more...
Didactic Training Programs Are Available in Many Countries
We are delighted to let you know that our international training programs are rapidly expanding. BCIA-accredited didactic courses are available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain. Very soon we will be formally announcing a university-based neurofeedback didactic course in South Korea! For more information on dates and specific locations.....
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January 2020 Update
Welcome to Joan Sanchez Garcia, BCN - From Spain!
Mr. Sanchez Garcia is a licensed psychologist with a master's degree in clinical psychology who is currently focusing on 3rd generation therapies such as ACT Therapy, Strategic Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness. Since he began his path to become BCIA certified in neurofeedback, he has been learning how to apply neurofeedback protocols, not just in the clinical field, but also on high performance with athletes. Joan is passionate to learn more about the human sciences and he always tries to find new and more effective ways to help people to reach their goals and feel better. To achieve that, he primarily focuses on two things: the connection between body and mind and the enhancing of consciousness.
BCIA and BCIA-H Welcome Daniela Penettre, BCN
During her undergraduate studies, Daniela completed an internship in a Neuropsychology Clinic (Clínica de Neuropsicología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica) in Mexico City, where she gained experience doing neuropsychological assessments, QEEG based neurofeedback therapy and cognitive reeducation, in both adult and pediatric populations. Daniela completed a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Neurology at the Universidad de León, in Spain, through the Instituto de Altos Estudios Universitarios where she graduated with a thesis in “Psychoneuroimmunology and its link with Neuropsychiatric disorders”. Ms Penettre is an affiliated member of the Mexican Society for Bio and Neurofeedback and the International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR).
BCIA and BCIA-H Welcome Rosie Garciamontes Beasley, BCN
This is our newest BCN from Mexico! Ms. Garciamontes is a neuropsychologist in private practice since 2011, mainly working with children and adolescents in pursuit of their full potential. She has been using neurofeedback since 2018, working primarily with children having difficulties with impulsivity, hyperactivity, developmental disorders and academic underachievement, in search of functional neurological patterns for better development.
BCIA Offers New Option for Online Exam Proctoring
We are proud to announce our partnership with ExamRoomAI, an online proctoring service that can monitor the exam's security and confidentiality while allowing you to take the exam anywhere in the world. Now there is no need to leave your home or office. Their services are very affordable and we hope that this will remove this barrier. Soon this will be available for all BCIA exams. Read more....
Abirami Rameshbabu MPT, MIAP, BCB-PMD - the First From India!
She is is a Physical Therapist with 20 years of experience in treating pelvic and spinal pain, knee and shoulder problems, and sports injuries successfully. Her interest is on Women’s health treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions - bladder and bowel Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse using Biofeedback as a main tool in treating and educating clients in a first of its kind in India. She additionally provides solutions to manage a variety of issues - Dyspareunia, Constipation, Pelvic Girdle Pain during Pregnancy, Pregnancy and postpartum issues, PCOD, Infertility, and life style management from Puberty to Menopause and also the elderly. Abirami is creating awareness about Pelvic floor health through various platforms such as public meetings, seminar in universities, etc.
BCIA and BCIA-H Welcome Mauricio González-López, BCN
Mauricio González-López is a licensed psychologist specializing in applied psychophysiology. He has been an assistant researcher in the Institute of Neurobiology of the National Autonomous University in Mexico, where he is currently working on his PhD project. His current research involves the early detection of risk of cognitive decline in healthy elderly, using QEEG. Moreover, he has been studying the neural mechanisms underlying this pathological process by means of different neurobiological tools. He is currently investigating the efficacy of neurofeedback in this population as a “cognitive boost” that may delay the onset of clinical symptoms of cognitive decline. He has presented several talks in national and international conferences, is a member of ISNR and Research, and a member of the board of directors for the Mexican Society for Bio and Neurofeedback since 2016.
Welcome to Rafael Cabeza, BCN from Spain
Rafael Cabeza has been a psychologist for 30 years and currently works in private practice in Santander, Spain.
He uses QEEG and different neurofeedback techniques in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with problems of TDAH, autism, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, addictions, depression, insomnia and chronic pain.
MaJesus Murelaga Andonegui is our Newest BCN from Spain
Mª Jesus Murelaga Andonegui is a Psychologist in Spain, a specialist in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of a Psychodynamic orientation, with a wide training background and with more than 30 years of clinical experience that develops in a Multidisciplinary Team at the Burmuin Institute of Bilbao. She has completed her personal analysis, in addition to several Masters and is a member of different scientific associations. Her work focuses mainly on adults and young people diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Pain and Addictions (Eating Disorders, OH, Internet and play), both individually and in groups. The search for the best treatment methods for her patients led her to enter the world of new Neurotherapies, starting three years ago in the qEEG , and continuing through the training in Neurofeedback in which she is recently working great interest due to the effectiveness and results obtained.
CPT Code Update
We recently received an update from the group working on our CPT codes and we thought you may find this of interest. This document provides a brief overview of the history and includes the ongoing work. BCIA hosted a webinar on this topic which was very popular and we believe it is vital for every practicing bio or neurofeedback clinician who wishes to correctly bill insurance. You may purchase the recording and then complete the online evaluation/exam and earn 1.5 hours of accredited CE toward the 3 hours of ethics required of all BCIA certificants for their recertification! To purchase.....
Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV Publishes 2nd Book
We are pleased to announce that Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyuday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance will soon be available. Dr. Khazan's work pairs biofeedback techniques with mindfulness practice to address some of life’s most common ailments― from anxiety and fear to stress and insomnia. Her approach outlines simple solutions for readers who want to improve the way they respond to challenges. She guides them through increasing their resilience and emotional flexibility while empowering them to take back control of their overall health. Ordering information.
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