Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Technician


Entry-Level Certification

This program is for the licensed/credentialed PTA or COTA who is new to using biofeedback with patients/clients diagnosed with elimination disorders and chronic pelvic pain.

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


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

  • current license/credential for independent practice as an assistant in physical and occupational therapy.

  • proof of legal supervision by a licensed BCIA BCB-PMD professional.

  • a 28-hour didactic education program specifically covering all topics as listed in the BCIA Blueprint of Knowledge taken from a BCIA-accredited training program. 

  • a 4-hour practicum/personal training session, 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 your skills. Lists of BCIA certified providers who may serve as mentors are posted on this website through Find a Practitioner. For more information regarding mentoring, please refer to our PMDB Mentoring HandbookA technician is not allowed to supervise or mentor other applicants.

  • certification exam, which may be taken using the online exam option which allows a pre-approved candidate to schedule their exam to be taken on their own computer and monitored for security using our online proctoring service.  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.  Please study the Core Reading List to prepare for the exam.

  • file your Exam Registration Form and we will connect you with our online proctor to register in their system. This service allows you to take your exam from anywhere, including your own computer with no travel required. Additional information regarding the exam can be found here Exam FAQ and PMDB Exam 101.

  • What if I need to reschedule? You are required to contact both the proctoring service and BCIA to let us know of your change of plans. Once your situation is resolved, you must reconnect with the proctoring service to find a new date and send that information to BCIA to ensure that we will have the exam open on that date and time. Should cancellation become habitual, we will charge a $25 cancellation fee. 

  • After you've paid the Certification fee of $100 you may register to take the exam.  **APPLICATION FOR EXAM AND ALL FEES MUST BE PAID AT LEAST 1 WEEK PRIOR TO PREFERRED EXAM DATE**

Where Do I Start?

The first step is filing a pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback technician certification application. The filing fees is $150 and must be paid at the time the application is submitted.  A completed application must include a copy of your license, your supervisor's license information, and payment of filing fees. You may complete your requirements in any order. 

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 four years. To recertify, the candidate must demonstrate completion of 30 hours of blueprint-related continuing education, must attest that their supervisor has not changed, and their own license/credential has not been suspended, investigated, or revoked, and submit a recertification application and appropriate fees.

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