What Is Certification?
BCIA Board certification is the mark of distinction for providers of biofeedback and neurofeedback services. Recertification indicates continuous peer review of ethical practice and the acquisition of advanced knowledge of recent developments in the field through required continuing education.
Board certification establishes that an individual has met entry-level requirements for the clinical practice of biofeedback. However, BCIA certification is not a substitute for a state-issued license or another credential to practice one's profession. Candidates for certification who do not hold a professional license or its equivalent must stipulate they practice under the supervision of a licensed provider when treating a medical or psychological disorder.
Achieving BCIA Board Certification ensures that one's knowledge and skill are at a sufficient level for competent practice. BCIA Certification communicates to healthcare professionals, hospitals, the military and Veterans Administration system, universities, and consumers that you can effectively and ethically provide biofeedback and neurofeedback for healthcare and peak performance.
Which Certifications Does BCIA Offer?
BCIA has four certification programs: Biofeedback Certification, HRV Biofeedback, Neurofeedback Certification, and Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification.
Individuals certified in Biofeedback have demonstrated entry-level competence in biofeedback modalities, including EMG, HRV, respiration, skin conductance, and temperature. BioSource Software's Biofeedback Tutor satisfies BCIA's Biofeedback didactic requirement.
Individuals certified in HRV Biofeedback have demonstrated entry-level competence in ECG, EMG, PPG, and respiration modalities. BioSource Software's HRV Biofeedback Tutor satisfies BCIA's HRV Biofeedback didactic requirement.
Individuals exclusively certified in Neurofeedback, commonly called EEG Biofeedback, are certified to utilize only that specialty modality. BioSource Software's Neurofeedback Tutor satisfies BCIA's Neurofeedback didactic requirement.
The Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback Certification is only for licensed providers wishing to use biofeedback and behavioral interventions to treat elimination disorders and pelvic pain within their scope of practice.
All certification programs require strict adherence to the Professional Standards and Ethical Principles of Biofeedback.