HRV Biofeedback Certification Pre-requisite Educational Requirements
Candidates are required to hold a BA/BS degree or higher from a regionally accredited academic institution, in the fields below:
- BCIA approved health care fields including: psychology; medicine; nursing (including two-year RNs); physical, occupational, recreational, and respiratory therapy; social work; counseling; marriage family therapy; rehabilitation; chiropractic; physician's assistant (with certification or license); speech pathology; and sports medicine.
The following fields require a masters degree: music therapy and counseling education (MEd in counseling).
- BCIA-approved optimal performance degrees include: sport psychology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and physical education, as well as Masters-educated health and life coaches certified by ICF, BCC, and ICCHWC. Degrees in related fields other than those listed above must be submitted for special review.
License for Independent Practice
When treating a medical or psychological disorder, you are required to hold a current license/credential issued by the state in which you practice in a BCIA-approved health care field. Without this license/credential, you must agree to work under the legal supervision of an appropriately-credentialed health care professional when working with a medical or psychological disorder. This supervisor should have training and experience with HRV biofeedback and clinical experience with the populations and disorders being treated. This does not apply to those who work only in peak/optimal performance. For further clarification, please read this document.
BCIA welcomes appropriately licensed/credentialed health care professionals from any country or region outside the United States and Canada. Read more....