Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, physiological psychology, or other course(s) that provide a sound basis for the brain and how it functions, taken from a regionally accredited academic institution or a BCIA approved provider. A transcript or CE Certificate must be submitted as proof of completion of this requirement.
There are four ways that you can satisfy this requirement:
You may take human neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, physiological psychology or other course(s) at a regionally-accredited college or university for a grade or pass/fail (but not audited).
If your course does not have one of the above titles, you must submit a course syllabus, catalog copy, or a letter from the professor to verify that the course did indeed cover the subject material as outlined. You are responsible for previewing the course to ensure that it covers the structure and function of the brain.
Previous Regionally-Accredited Courses
If you believe that several of your regionally-accredited courses collectively covered neuroanatomy or the basis for the brain and how it functions, you may write to BCIA and request a special review for equivalency. All requests must be received in writing via email and must include copies of relevant transcripts, course syllabi, catalog copy, and/or letters from your professors to confirm the content that each course satisfied, and a check for $100 to initiate the review.
Expiration: Courses cannot be used if it is more than 15 years old, unless the professional can demonstrate that they have kept up on the latest research and maintain competency in clinical applications in this area to the degree that would be found satisfactory by one's professional peers and state licensing board, i.e., neuropsychologist, MD/DO.
BCIA-Accredited Distance Education Programs
A CE Certificate must be submitted as proof of completion of this requirement. Most MOOCs charge a small certificate fee (@$49) and you will need to pay this in order to receive documentation that you completed the course requirements.
These MOOCs are pre-approved to fulfill this requirement:
- Medical Neuroscience offered by Duke
- the University of Chicago offers Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
- Anatomy: Human Neuroanatomy offered by the University of Michigan