You need not fulfill any basic requirements to take the 36-hour didactic course. This course is available to anyone who desires to know more about neurofeedback and neurotherapy.
Every candidate for the BCN or BCN-T must complete a 3-hour written examination, which covers the course material from the 36-hour didactic course. The exam is 100 multiple choice questions. You must get 65% or better to pass. The BCIA exam is typically offered at the ISNR annual conference (held annually in autumn at varying locations) or at the AAPB conference (held annually in the spring at varying locations).
To qualify for the BCN, you must demonstrate a Bachelor’s level degree in a health care related field. Approved health care fields include: psychotherapy, psychology, nursing, (including 2-year registered nurses with license; not including LVNs or LPNs), physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, chiropractic, exercise physiology, recreational therapy, speech pathology, physician’s assistant (proof of certification or license needed), and sports medicine.
The following fields require a master’s degree: music therapy and counseling education (M.Ed. in counseling). Appropriately credentialed doctors of medicine are also accepted. Degrees in health care fields other than those listed above must be submitted to the Certification Review Committee. BCIA will consider requests for special review for the demonstration of equivalency for most of our requirements, including prerequisite education. For answers to eligibility questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.