New in 2015
As with any valid certification program, BCIA periodically reviews all parts of a certification starting with the blueprint. This new blueprint is currently being used by many of accredited training programs, while others are working to update their teaching materials. The revised exam will take into consideration that test takers may have taken training based on either the new blueprint or the previous version.
Entry Level Certification (ELC) is designed for the professional who can document a minimum of a BA/BS in a health care field and who has less than 5 years of experience using biofeedback with patients/clients. A technician certification is available for those who cannot meet the above stated educational and license requirements and who are working for a licensed BCN who is legally able to provide supervision.
Certification by Prior Experience (CPE) is designed for the licensed health care professional who can document extensive education, training, and at least 5 years of clinical experience using biofeedback with patients/clients.