What is BCIA?
The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) certifies individuals who meet educational and training standards in neurofeedback. The BCIA is recognized by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR).
What training is required to become BCIA certified?
All certified individuals will have gone through courses on brain and central nervous system function, passed a neurofeedback specific certification exam, and completed 36 hours or more of coursework on neurofeedback. The coursework includes neuroanatomy, instruments and electronics, research, patient assessments, treatment protocols, treatment implementations, and more. Each BCIA certified practitioner has undergone mentoring by a leader in neurofeedback and so has developed relationships with others in the field where they can cooperate professionally regarding neurofeedback cases and advancements. Continuing education is available through BCIA so each certified practitioner can continue to stay apprised of developments and research within the field and continuing education is required to advance the certification to higher levels, distinguishing practitioners who have experience and knowledge within the field and elevating them above their peers.
Why choose a practitioner who is BCIA certified?
Individuals who are BCIA certified have distinguished themselves among their peers by demonstrating advanced knowledge and coursework in neurofeedback. Certified individuals have met all educational requirements, have passed a certification exam in neurofeedback training, and are required to complete continuing education on a regular basis. BCIA certified individuals have proven themselves to be well versed in neurofeedback and then continue to stay on top of the latest research and developments within the field.
For more information on BCIA certifications, visit the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance website.