Resources for Educators
We would like to help you increase campus recognition of your BCIA certification and offer your students engaging educational resources. Consider these nine steps recommended by experienced university educators:
1. Use the term “BCIA Board Certified” and your BCIA designation (BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV,BCB-PMD) where permitted. This may include your business cards, conference name badges, conference submissions, presentations, publications, and campus website.
2. Frame your BCIA certificate and place it where your students and colleagues can see it. This communicates the importance of your BCIA Board-Certification and provides an opening to discuss your professional achievement.
For example, you could explain: "I am Board-Certified in [ ] by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. BCIA is the only institute recognized worldwide that grants certification to biofeedback practitioners. Board Certification means that I have satisfied BCIA’s rigorous education, training, and ethical standards."
3. Use the BCIA logo in your presentations and campus website where allowed. The BCIA logo is an internationally-recognized seal of professional competence. You can find print-ready art and our logo usage guidelines on our website.
4. Link your campus website to BCIA’s Homepage (www.bcia.org) so that visitors to your site can learn more about the value of your Board certification and the valuable courses and/or services you offer.
5. Direct your students to BCIA’s biofeedback texts and articles, HRV Biofeedback texts and articles, and neurofeedback texts and articles on the BCIA website. You might also encourage them to check out BCIA’s Facebook page (we’re bcia1981) for podcasts, the latest science news, and informative videos. Your syllabus, course platform (Blackboard or Moodle), and website are great places to insert our article, book, and Facebook links.
6. Use Yucha and Montgomery's Evidence-Based Practice in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback (2nd ed.) to help document the efficacy of biofeedback and neurofeedback services for class lectures and professional presentations. You may purchase this indispensable reference from the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB).
7. Recommend your full-time students who are applying for BCIA certification for the Francine Butler Scholarship for biofeedback or the Genie Bodenhamer-Davis Scholarship for neurofeedback. These competitive awards cover all of a successful applicant’s certification fees. Remember, all of your students who are pursuing relevant health care degrees can save $100 from the filing fee by applying while still a student.
8. Share your success stories with us. There is great interest in our field for stories like “Neurofeedback Goes to Saudi Arabia” and YouTube videos like East Carolina University’s “Basic Retraining.” A single BCIA Facebook post can reach hundreds of screens and can increase your website’s traffic. Our audience includes many of the leaders of the biofeedback and neurofeedback community.
9. Expand your professional listing in our free online directory. Think of your BCIA directory listing as a free Yellow Pages business card ad, compared to a single-line business listing. We encourage you to update your profile to provide more detailed information. While a business card ad costs a high monthly fee, your expanded listing is free when you certify or recertify.