Certification in HRV Biofeedback is for those with a health care degree in fields such as psychology, medicine, counseling, or nursing and in optimal performance such as sport or exercise physiology. Degrees must be earned at a regionally accredited academic institution in accordance with BCIA's policies and procedures. This brochure provides further information on the full list of acceptable degrees as well as international requirements. For those without an appropriate educational background and who may not be ready for a full certification, BCIA offers an HRV Certificate of Completion.
All international certificants must carry a valid health care license or other government-issued credential.
Entry Level Certification
Entry Level Certification (ELC) is designed for the health care or optimal performance professional who has less than 5 years of experience using HRV Biofeedback with patients/clients.
Certification by Prior Experience
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. More information coming shortly.....
HRV Certificate of Completion
BCIA also offers a HRV Certificate of Completion program. This program is appropriate for non-health care professionals, others who cannot meet the full certification requirements, or perhaps are new to our field and wish to start more slowly. Those who earn the certificate will NOT be listed on the Find a Practitioner area of the website. Please refer to this chart to view the differences.