Welcome to the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance-Australia (BCIA-A) Section
BCIA-Australia offers certification for both entry-level and advanced Neurofeedback practitioners.
An Australian affiliate of BCIA (BCIA-A) has been established for certification of Australian health professionals who practise Neurofeedback. In 2010, the Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia (ANSA) agreed to the development of an independent body whose role would be to develop and oversee standards for certification within Australasia. It was also agreed that this new organization would be affiliated with The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. In 2011, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance – Australia Inc. (BCIA-A) was first registered in Australia and a Committee was formed. BCIA-A has an affiliate relationship with BCIA.
The 2015 – 2017 BCIA-A Executive Committee:
Chair Michelle Aniftos
Chair-elect Phil Watts
Secretary Kerry Leahan
Treasurer Angelo Schibeci
Treasurer Elect position vacant (please enquire)
Public Officer Angelo Schibeci
Applications’ Secretary Richard Clark
Members-at-large Jon Hegg (Past Chair) & Tim Hill
For all communications to the Executive and BCIA-A, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BCIA-A Neurofeedback Certification
BCIA-A is responsible for overseeing Neurofeedback Certification within Australia. BCIA-A will be responsible for ensuring that people applying for certification have prerequisite educational requirements and conform to approved ethical standards. Standards for certification will be, at least, equivalent to those of BCIA within Australasia. Neurofeedback professionals will gain certification based on the same "Blueprint of Knowledge" developed by BCIA and will sit the normal BCIA exam.
To apply, please download the BCIA-A Neurofeedback Certification application form.
The following requirements must be met:
The first step is to file an application and appropriate documents including a filing fee with the BCIA-A Committee. BCIA-A will advise the applicant of any further requirements and when appropriate make arrangements for the written exam.
To apply for an application package, email email@example.com, providing full name and professional field (i.e., psychology, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, osteopathy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, social work, speech pathology and medicine).
BCIA Website & Practitioner Listing
BCIA-Australia is affiliated with the BCIA. We share a web presence at www.bcia.org . There is a range of useful information and resources available via this site including access to courses and webinars relevant for maintaining your Certification status (BCN).
As a certified practitioner, your details are also available in our Find a Practitioner facility. Please login to review and edit your details. If you do not find your name in the list, it is possible that your Certification has lapsed. Unless you can make a case for special consideration, you will need to reapply for Neurofeedback Certification (form download above).
For those who currently have BCN status, it is important to apply for BCN Recertification PRIOR to its expiry date. Email if you need to confirm your BCN expiration date. Toward recertification you will be required to:
Complete the Recertification Application Form and complete the Recertification Payment. Use the drop down menu that shows the Australian Affiliate fee of $100 US to be used prior to June 30th. The fees go up when you make your payment later in the year.
Complete 48 hours of blueprint relevant, accredited CE including 3 hours of Ethics training during the 4 years of your certification OR successfully complete the BCN examination (email to find out the date of the next Australian examination).
BCIA-A Approved Mentors
A number of Australian candidates have been applying for Neurofeedback Certification and require BCIA-A approved mentors in order to meet certification requirements. All BCN practitioners who are providing mentoring or who intend to provide mentoring must complete and submit the BCIA-A Mentoring Application and have paid the application fee of $100AUS to the BCIA-A account. BSB: 032270; Acct: 307260; Ref: SurnameMentor (Tax Invoice/Receipts will be issued).
N.B. Only one payment is required to become an approved mentor, however BCIA-A requires you to submit a new Mentor Application for every candidate that you mentor.
If you are not currently providing mentoring but you are willing for BCIA-A to recommend your services, just write “Available to Provide Services” in the Name of BCN Candidate field of the Mentoring Application form.
Our executive committee meets quarterly so if you have any items that you would like us to address, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .