BCIA Continuing Education



Biosource Software offers a $125 self-paced BCIA-accredited Psychopharmacology online didactic course for Biofeedback and Neurofeedback professionals. You may use this course to satisfy 45 of 48 hours of continuing education for Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, or Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback recertification. At less than $3 per credit hour, this is one of the most affordable ways to complete almost all of the hours required for recertification.

Based on the leading Julien’s Primer of Drug Action (13th ed.) textbook by Advokat, Comaty, and Julien, this course covers:

1. The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters
2. Pharmacokinetics
3. Pharmacodynamics
4. Epidemiology and Neurobiology of Addiction
5. Ethyl Alcohol and Inhalants
6. Stimulants: Caffeine and Nicotine
7. Cocaine, Amphetamine, and Nonamphetamine Stimulants
8. Psychedelic Drugs
9. Cannabis
10. Opioid Drugs
11. Antipsychotic Drugs
12. Antidepressant Drugs
13. Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Drugs
14. Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder
15. Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
16. Geriatric Psychopharmacology
17. Challenging Times for Mental Health

Schedule and Format
After you enroll in this online course, you must complete it within 1 year of purchase. You can decide when you start and complete this course.

You will purchase Advokat and colleagues’ Julien’s Primer of Drug Use (13th ed.), Worth  (publisher), ISBN 978-1464111716, review the corresponding PowerPoints, and pass 17 chapter exams with scores of 75% or higher. Each exam will consist of 20 multiple-choice taken on Blackboard CourseSites. You will have unlimited time to complete each exam. You may retake each exam until they achieve a passing score. After submitting answers, students will see an overall score and the questions you missed. We encourage you to use the practice testing and animation resources on the publisher’s website, check out the articles and videos in the Web Links section, and regularly email the instructor with questions about course content.

You may pay $125 to your vendor or use the Psychopharmacology Add to Cart button below. You will need to purchase Advokat and colleagues’ Julien’s Primer of Drug Use (13th ed.). This textbook may be available for rental from vendors like

Product Delivery
If you are purchasing this product for a family or staff member, please list their name and email address in “Instructions” when you use the cart below.  

After receipt of an order, we will provide you with a username, password, and exam password within 1 working day. Please check your spam filter for your order confirmation and enrollment emails.

Cancellation Policy
You may request a refund within 2 weeks of purchasing this course.

Academic Rigor
This online course is comparable in coverage to a 3-credit-hour undergraduate course. To keep its cost low, this course does not provide AMA or APA continuing education credits. We will provide you with a certificate of completion when you complete all 17 chapter exams.

Faculty Credentials
Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Professor of Psychology at Truman State University, has taught Psychopharmacology for over two decades.

Psychopharmacology $125