Overview of Clinical Entry-Level Certification in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback

Basic Information

Upon completion of these requirements, you will have earned the designation BCB-PMD™.

Board certification is open to licensed professionals from medicine, nursing (includes all licensed RNs), physical and occupational therapy, and physician’s assistant who hold a degree from a regionally-accredited academic institution (an Accredited Institution of Postsecondary Education as determined by the American Council on Education).

A complete description of this program is found in our brochure.


Candidates must file an application and demonstrate completion or proof of:

  • current license/credential for independent practice in a health care field such a nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician's assistant.
  • a 28-hour didactic education program, that includes a 4-hour practicum, specifically covering all topics as listed in the BCIA Blueprint of Knowledge taken from a BCIA-accredited training program.
  • a four-hour practicum/personal training session (if not included in the didactic program as described above), 12 contact hours spent with a BCIA-approved mentor to learn to apply the clinical biofeedback skills through 30 patient/client sessions and case conference presentations, with an additional 6 hours spent with your mentor to enhance the clinical skills designed as needed for each candidate. Please become familiar with the Mentoring Guidelines.  Lists of BCIA certified providers who may serve as mentors are posted on this website through Find a Practitioner.
  • the written certification exam, which may be taken either at one of the scheduled exam sites or through the special exam option which allows a pre-approved candidate to schedule their exam using a university or other approved testing site with a proctor.  The exam should be the taken as nearly the last requirement.  It is formatted as a multiple-choice test with only one right answer for each item.  BCIA has now partnered with an online proctoring service who can provide exam security using cameras and artificial intelligence while you test on your own computer, either work or home. Please study the Core Reading List to prepare for the exam.
  • payment of certification fees.

Where Do I Start?

The first step is filing a Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification application. Filing fees are $245 for an affiliated professional (member of AAPB, SUNA, APTA, AOTA, etc.), $295 for a non-affiliated professional, and $195 if this is your second BCIA certification. All fees are non-refundable.  Once your application has been approved and fees received, you may schedule a time for your exam.

A completed application must include a copy of your license and payment of filing fees. You may complete your requirements in any order. You may download these documents: Application, Application Instructions, Blueprint of Knowledge, Mentoring Guidelines, Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback, and Exam Registration Form.

All candidates must agree to abide by the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback  and follow the appropriate rules and regulations of their profession and their state.

Certification is valid for three years. To recertify, the candidate must demonstrate completion of 36 hours of blueprint-related continuing education, must attest that their license/credential has not been suspended, investigated, or revoked, and submit a $150 recertification fee.

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Biofeedback Certification
HRV Biofeedback Certification
Neurofeedback Certification
Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification
Why Choose BCIA Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification?
Entry-Level Certification
Application Instructions
Anatomy and Physiology
Certification by Prior Experience
Technician Certification
Didactic Training
Common Documents
HRV Certificate Program
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