BCIA HRV Biofeedback Certification

The Process and Benefits of Becoming Certified in HRV Biofeedback

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Heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback is a growing field, which is why professionals pursue their BCIA HRV Certification.


HRV biofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses heart rate variability to help individuals learn to control their autonomic nervous system. This can be done through various techniques, including:


  • Slow-paced breathing

  • Breathing at your unique resonance frequency

  • Mindfulness exercises


For licensed healthcare professionals, HRV biofeedback is easily integrated into your existing clinical practice, for example, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, and health psychology.

Clients can reduce stress, improve health, and enhance their performance by learning to increase parasympathetic activity. HRV biofeedback is an effective treatment for anxiety, asthma, depression, heart disease, glycemic control, hypertension, and preeclampsia. 

Although entry-level HRV Biofeedback Certification requires at least a bachelor's degree in a healthcare-related or optimal performance field, there are no educational prerequisites for technicians. Approved healthcare fields include psychology, medicine, counseling, and nursing. Performance fields include sport psychology and exercise physiology.


The Steps for Earning Your BCIA HRV Biofeedback Certification

First, you'll need to complete BCIA-Accredited Training Programs in Biofeedback or Neurofeedback and HRV Biofeedback. BCIA-Approved Training Programs are available through universities and vendors like BioSource Software.

Once you've completed didactic training programs, you'll need to satisfy BCIA's Anatomy & Physiology requirement, complete BCIA's practice and mentoring requirements, and pass the BCIA Certification Examination.

After passing the BCIA Certification Examination, you'll need to submit a completed BCIA Application for Certification, along with the required fees. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, BCIA will award your Certification in HRV Biofeedback.


If this rewarding field interests you and you wish to earn your BCIA HRV Biofeedback Certification, contact us today. BioSource Software is a leading international provider of BCIA-accredited educational resources for biofeedback, HRV biofeedback, neurofeedback, and qEEG professionals.

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