HRVB CPE Validation Exam

The HRV Biofeedback Validation Exam for CPE Applicants

The examination is offered in English only and is based on the HRV Biofeedback Blueprint of Knowledge Statements. The exam consists of approximately 100 multiple-choice items sourced from the Core Reading List.  The number of exam items from a blueprint area correspond to the number of hours in that rubric; the smaller the rubric, the fewer questions will be in the exam from that content area.  There is a 3 -hour time limit for the exam.  For more information, please refer to HRV Biofeedback Exam 101

  • Currently, the written certification exam may be taken only using the special exam option using our online proctoring service who employs cameras and artificial intelligence to monitor exam security.  For more information on how to make arrangements for a special exam, please refer to Special Exam 101.
  • Special exams fees: $25 for online testing.  Please use this payment link for the exam: 
    HRV Biofeedback Special Exam Option
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  • Upon confirmation of observed cheating behavior, the candidate will be disqualified. The disqualified candidate will be so notified and the respective score(s) disregarded. Readmission for examination will be considered after a period of two years when the candidate will have to reapply, pay all fees, and acceptance will be contingent upon review of credentials and requirements using criteria for admission applicable at the time of review.  The exam must be administered by BCIA staff, either in the home office or at a scheduled exam site such as AAPB or ISNR.

CPE Applicants are not required to take the exam with any anticipated pass score, but rather simply to complete the exam.  BCIA will use the attempt for psychometric purposes only.

Applicants Start Here
Biofeedback Certification
HRV Biofeedback Certification
HRVB Pre-requisite Educational Requirements
HRV Biofeedback Didactic Training
HRVB Mentoring
Filing An HRV Application
HRVB Certification Exam
Filing an HRV Biofeedback CPE Application
HRVB CPE Validation Exam
Neurofeedback Certification
Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification
HRV Certificate Program
Application Status
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