BCIA certifies individuals who meet education and training standards in biofeedback and progressively recertifies those who advance their knowledge through continuing education.
BCIA is recognized as the certification body for the practice of biofeedback by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE), and the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR).
Multiculturalism and Diversity
BCIA endorses the American Psychological Association “Multicultural Guidelines.” BCIA professionals recognize the importance of multiculturalism and diversity in clinical and optimal performance practice, education, and research, and treat individuals from diverse ethnic, linguistic, racial, sexual orientation, and gender identity backgrounds with appreciation and sensitivity.
Board Certification Areas
BCIA offers Certification in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback, and HRV Biofeedback for health care professionals and a Technician Certification for those working in the US and Canada who cannot document an education that meets our stated educational requirements and who are working under the legal supervision of a licensed and BCIA certified professional. Read more...
BCIA has trademarked BCB, BCN, and BCB-PMD for your use where allowed. Read more…
BCIA Professional Standards/Ethical Principles of Biofeedback
This document is designed to be a living document that will serve to guide your decisions and is meant to serve beside the ethical principles of your profession and within the laws of your state that govern health care. Please revisit this document time to time as it may change with updated information as needed.
BCIA Offers Online Payment Options
Now for your convenience, you may pay your certification or recertification fees online using this link.
BCIA Webinars - Did you know we offer 2 different types of webinars? An offering from the Clinical Update Series is a 90-minute presentation that is based on traditional continuing education and offers information on an advanced topic. Mentoring webinars are for those who are seeking either certification or recertification. These webinars are 60-minute presentations and provide 1 contact hour to review 2 case conference presentations.
Missed a BCIA webinar? Click here to purchase a recording!
If you missed part 1, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be guided on how to purchase a copy of the recording.
October 25 - BCIA Neurofeedback Mentoring Webinar, Part 2, presented by John Demos, LCHMC, BCN. This webinar will be Examining 4 Different Databases for results, symptoms & interpretation. In this webinar, participants will observe and critique results from 4 different databases including NeuroGuide, Jewel, BrainDx and QEEGPro. Differences may come from editing methods, standard deviation and mean of each database. Register now!
November 8 - Biofeedback Mentoring Webinar by Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV.
Ongoing Educational Opportunities
Please check with the BCIA-accredited didactic training providers as many provide high quality educational opportunities throughout the year! Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction, and HRV.
ASET – They offer BCIA accredited courses to fulfill our continuing education requirements toward recertification.
October 19 - 20 - The Midwest Society for Behavioral Medicine and Biofeedback will hold their conference in Ann Arbor, MI: New Frontiers: Biofeedback and Neurofeedback in the 21st Century.
October 24 - AAPB Webinar - Change Your Brain - NEUROFEEDBACK and the New SMR Story, presented by Dr. Barry Sterman.
October 24 - 27 - The Southeast Biofeedback and Clinical Neuroscience Association (SBCNA) will hold its conference in Greenville, SC.
November 2 - 3 - The Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience will host their 45th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.
November 15 - 17 - The Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society Meeting: Bessel van der Kolk is the keynote speaker. Other presenters include Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV, Drs. Lynda & Michael Thompson, Leon Morales, MD, PhD, and many more. Please contact the society to learn more about the live streaming opportunities.
AAPB-published Digital Books Now Available!
In an effort to ensure accessibility and affordability for interested parties from around the world, AAPB's top selling texts are now available for purchase in digital form, readable on computers or other electronic devices only. You may continue to order the physical books, or just the digital version, or BOTH! The books now available in digital format are: Evidence-based Practice in Biofeedback & Neurofeedback - 3rd Edition by Gabriel Tan, PhD, BCB, BCN, Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, Randall Lyle, PhD,BCN, and Irene Teo; Foundations of Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback: A Book of Readings by Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, and Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB; and The Neurofeedback Book - 2nd Edition by Michael Thompson, MD and Lynda Thompson, PhD, BCN. Click here for more information!
ISNR launched a new social media page - Feed For Thought. This page will act as a discovery engine for all who are interested in human neuroscience, health, well-being, and personal development. Check it out!
BCIA Exam Sites
You must first file a certification application with BCIA and pay all fees prior to selecting an exam date using our Exam Registration form.
Please note that you may also elect the special exam option that enables you to use a local proctor.
BCIA Quick Links
These resources may be of interest to you:
Resources for Educators
Precautions When Using New Media to Market Your Practice
BCIA on Facebook
Why Choose a BCIA-Certified Professional?
New recertification deadline
Online continuing education credits
Recertification ethics requirement
Trademarked professional designations
October 2019 Update
Tiffany Chu, LMFT, BCN is our Newest Certificant From Taiwan
Tiffany Chu, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, currently working in Taiwan. Tiffany has been studying and practicing neurofeedback for almost a year and is currently providing services in Taipei, Taiwan. Tiffany has been assisting individuals who suffer from insomnia, depression, stress-related anxiety, and memory decline problems in Taiwan for half a year and is seeing some positive outcomes from the clients. Tiffany’s goal is to promote neurofeedback, psycho-educate brain health, and help people who are in need for mental health counseling and neurofeedback services in Taiwan.
BCIA and BCIA-S Welcome Mercedes Flórez, BCN
Mercedes Flórez is a psychologist in Spain, specialized in clinical psychology with a wide curriculum, publications, postgraduate teaching, and 20 years of experience at Sorolla Clinic in Valencia.
She is dedicated to treating children and adolescents as well as adults diagnosed with ADHD, depression disorders, anxiety and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an issue she has been especially interested in.
Her search of the best treatment methods for her patients led her to the world of biofeedback and later to neurofeedback in which she is recently working with great interest due to the effectiveness and results obtained.
Genie B Davis Scholarship 2019 Winners Announced at ISNR
BCIA is pleased to announce the 2019 Genie B. Davis Scholarship Winners. This award was presented by Dr. Randy Lyle, chair of BCIA, at the recent ISNR meeting in Denver. Please join us in congratulating J. Claire Gregory who was nominated by Dr. Mark Jones from the University of Texas, San Antonio. Her goals include connecting with clinicians and researchers who value neurofeedback and expanding and adding the neurofeedback literature in the counseling discipline. She is currently both the President of the Neurofeedback Society of UTSA and working on a research project “Predictors of Neurofeedback Outcomes Following qEEG Individualized Protocols for Anxiety.” Cerise M. Edmonds, also nominated by Dr. Jones, is another scholarship winner. She was unable to attend ISNR to receive her award in person. Ms. Edmonds plans to join a counseling practice that offers neurofeedback coupled with talk therapy, as she believes that together, those two techniques effect the most positive change. Additionally, she will continue to advocate for more access to neurofeedback for those with limited insurance and financial resources. We are very proud of them - they represent the future of our field!
Ms. Patricia Shaw, BCN, pictured here, is a Community Endorsed Psychologist practising in Pomona Queensland Australia. Her main interest is in seeing adult clients who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress, Dissociative Issues, Childhood Trauma, Depression and Anxiety. Mrs Shaw, over the last two and a half years, is studying and practising Neurofeedback. She is a highly engaged and enthusiastic practitioner of Neurofeedback within her practice.
Ms. Ellie Broersen, BCN is a social worker in Queensland, seeing clients with Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit (ADD) and Hyperactivity (ADHD) Disorder, Autism, Depressive Disorders, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Stress-Related Disorders.
We are pleased to tell you that the 2019 Applied Neuroscience Society of Australasia Meeting was very successful. Ten candidates were seated for the exam. Ms. Yvonne Town is the new Chair of BCIA-A.
CPT Code Update
We recently received an update from the group working on our CPT codes and we thought you may find this of interest. This document provides a brief overview of the history and includes the ongoing work. BCIA hosted a webinar on this topic which was very popular and we believe it is vital for every practicing bio or neurofeedback clinician who wishes to correctly bill insurance. You may purchase the recording and then complete the online evaluation/exam and earn 1.5 hours of accredited CE toward the 3 hours of ethics required of all BCIA certificants for their recertification! To purchase.....
Inna Khazan, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV Publishes 2nd Book
We are pleased to announce that Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyuday Life: Practical Solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance will soon be available. Dr. Khazan's work pairs biofeedback techniques with mindfulness practice to address some of life’s most common ailments― from anxiety and fear to stress and insomnia. Her approach outlines simple solutions for readers who want to improve the way they respond to challenges. She guides them through increasing their resilience and emotional flexibility while empowering them to take back control of their overall health. Ordering information.
Didactic Training Programs Are Available in Many Countries
We are delighted to let you know that our international training programs are rapidly expanding. BCIA-accredited didactic courses are available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain. Very soon we will be formally announcing a university-based neurofeedback didactic course in South Korea! For more information on dates and specific locations.....
BCIA is Proud to Welcome Spain As Our Third Affiliate - BCIA-S
A group of psychologists with advanced neurofeedback training and experience formed a membership organization called the Sociedad Espanola de Bio y Neurofeedback (SEBINE). The mission is to promote information, communication, and cooperation among its members and with the rest of the scientific world. SEBINE has one of the largest international memberships and offers many educational programs including a BCIA-accredited neurofeedback didactic course. BCIA-S will take on the role of translating certification materials and guiding new clinicians through the certification process until they are ready to take their exam. We look to them to advise and promote our certification programs, upholding scientific and professional rigor as it works within the current health care framework in Spain. Welcome!
The Fallacy of Sham-Controlled Neurofeedback Trials: A Reply to Thibault and Colleagues (2018)
This article was written to dispel the belief that neurofeedback's beneficial effects are due to placebo and has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders on August 6, 2018. We are very grateful to the hard work and dedication of Dr. H. Edmund Pigott, BCN; Rex Cannon, PhD, BCN; and Mark Trullinger, BCN. We owe them a huge thank you for their hard work and dedication to this topic. Funding for the publication of this article was provided by The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, and BCIA. Read more.....
Announces an International Fee Structure
This revised fee structure was designed in line with the country groupings as used by the World Psychiatric Association. All fees including certification, recertification, and even webinars offers 4 different fee levels in accordance with the financial realities in each country or region. We know that our field is coming of age worldwide and it is important to be able to offer education, training, and certification more affordably. Read more...
Follow BCIA on Facebook and Twitter
BCIA is now using Facebook and Twitter to share breaking news about our field, informative podcasts and videos, and issues in professional ethics.
Our Facebook page is bcia1981. We invite you to register your "Like."
Our Twitter feed is @BCIA1981.
Email addresses - Please check your address book and look for anything ending in "resourcenter.com" - please delete.
All emails should be: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.