BCIA Neurofeedback Certification for Smart People
Updated: May 10
Neurofeedback is an effective treatment for various conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and epilepsy. Neurofeedback can also help improve cognitive functioning and sleep quality. Because of its effectiveness, neurofeedback is an in-demand field with many job opportunities. For licensed healthcare professionals, neurofeedback is easily integrated into your existing clinical practice, for example, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, and health psychology.
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The Steps for Earning Your BCIA Neurofeedback Certification
Visit BCIA's website and select the Neurofeedback Entry Level or Neurofeedback Technician pages. Be sure to carefully review the prerequisites, certification requirements, and how each step will be completed. This will give you a better idea of the costs and the time it takes for completion.
Submit your Application, all Documents, and Filing Fee simultaneously, not in installments. You may take a BCIA-approved Neuroanatomy course any time before you file to take the BCIA Certification Exam. BCIA encourages you to take Neuroanatomy before your didactic workshop to help you better understand the new terms you will encounter.
You will need to complete a BCIA-Accredited Training Program. BCIA-Approved Neurofeedback Training Programs are available through universities and vendors like BioSource Software. If this is a realistic option for you, we recommend an in-person or hybrid course that includes some portion of the course in person over virtual instruction. Virtual courses can be a good option for many, especially if one can access equipment and guidance from a seasoned professional.
If you choose a virtual course, our $500 BCIA-accredited Neurofeedback Tutor is one of your most affordable options and one of the few designed by full-time university educators.
You can satisfy BCIA's Neuroanatomy requirement with BCIA-approved courses in Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, or Physiological Psychology. BCIA accredits our $150 Physiological Psychology course to teach Neuroanatomy.
BCIA requires 25 mentoring contact hours (2 must be face-to-face) for Entry-Level applicants and 10 hours for Technician applicants. Face-to-face hours can be virtual, using platforms like Zoom. We encourage you to download BCIA's Neurofeedback Mentoring Handbook. You negotiate that price with BCIA-accredited mentors listed on BCIA's Find a Mentor page. You may select more than one mentor. John S. Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) from our staff is one of BCIA's approved mentors.