Neurofeedback Certification: Certification process

So, you have finished your BCIA (Biofeedback Certification International Alliance) bootcamp and completed the exhaustive 36-hour didactic course. You now understand the science and the basics of Neurofeedback training. The time has now come to start with the practical fun-part!

To receive Board Certification in Neurofeedback, you are required to complete 25 contact hours (at least 2 hours must involve direct observation) with a mentor. You do not have to complete all the hours with the same mentor. Certification is available to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a health care field, while the Technician level certification (BCN-T) is available for individuals without a bachelor’s level degree in a health care field. This process includes:

  • 10 sessions of personal Neurofeedback
  • 100 patient/client sessions; and
  • 10 case studies.

We offer mentoring options for those seeking BCIA-certification at the clinician or technician level. BCIA requires that mentors are BCIA-certified, with the mentors having at least 2 years of neurofeedback experience.

I have practiced over a decade in this domain and have specialized in a variety of NFT modalities including:

  • Amplitude training,
  • Z Scores,
  • ISF,
  • sLoreta 
  • and QEEG.

You will be exposed to the required modalities before signing-off on your final Essential skills list for NFT, which forms part of the BCIA-accreditation process.

We recommend that you review the BCIA Certification Requirements and Mentoring Guidelines before starting this process.  You can find detailed information about BCIA Certification.

If you are interested in mentoring with Dr Marina van der Ryst, contact our offices to discuss your goals and for any questions related to the mentoring process at