To qualify for technician neurofeedback certification by prior experience (CPE), you must be employed by an appropriately licensed, BCIA certified professional who is legally responsible for your work with a patient or client, and meet or exceed all of the requirements below:
1. Didactic Training
You have learned the theory and practice of neurofeedback through one or a combination of the criteria below:
2. Mentoring for Skill Development
You have spent at least 25 hours of contact time with a BCIA-approved mentor to develop your neurofeedback skills focusing on any of the following:
4. Experience with Clients/Patients
You must have a minimum of 3,000 hours of direct, one-on-one experience using neurofeedback with clients/patients over at least five years. It is required that the majority of this work be done within the past 10 years. You must provide a written documentation of this work called a Statement of Practical Experience.
4. Letters of verification
Submit at least three letters from neurofeedback professionals who have read and can verify your State of Practical Experience.
5. Training in Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, or Physiological Psychology - *Revised in 2017
For further information, refer to the Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology page.
6. Validation Exam
Upon approval of your application, you will have 1 year to make arrangements to take the written exam to be used for validation purposes. You may take the exam at any of the scheduled exam sites or may use the special exam option of an outside university or public library proctor for $100 for the paper/pencil or $25 for the online exam option. We are using your expertise to validate current and new exam items.
Where do I start?
The first step is to file your application with a non-refundable $150 filing fee. The application includes a line for your signature attesting that you have read and agreed to abide by the BCIA Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback. Please be sure to carefully read this document. When you are ready to take the exam, you must pay a $75 certification fee which entitles you to one scheduled seating of the exam. For an additional fee ($25 online or $100 paper/pencil), you may also secure your own local university or public library proctor to administer the exam. All fees are non-refundable and must be in US funds and paid by check, money order, or credit card. If using a credit card, you may pay online or you may call the office at (720) 502-5829 with your credit card information.