Licensing FAQs

How will I learn to become a Brainwave Technologist and operate my business?

  • Where will I stay and are accommodations included in the cost?

    You’ll have your choice of a number of local hotels that offer discounted rates to our students. The cost of room and board is additional, and not included in your initial investment.

  • Can more than one person be educated under one license?

    You can teach as many people as you like. Your Licensing Specialist can advise you about additional costs for training more than one person under one license.

  • Can an additional person be taught at another time?

    Yes. Additional staff can be educated and certified at another time at an additional cost.

  • Do I need to experience Brainwave Optimization myself before I become a Brainwave Technologist?

    Experience tells us that experiencing Brainwave Optimization is the best way to understand it. Providers who experience the process have a stronger knowledge base for successfully completing the curriculum. We highly recommend that providers experience Brainwave Optimization before attending the classes. Client Testimonials

  • Are additional certifications available?

    Providers who become certified by Brain State Technologies as Brainwave Technologists are also qualified to seek certification from the Natural Therapies Certification Board as a Certified Neurofeedback Technician by the Natural Therapies Certification Board. The Education Director can direct you to resources where you can seek this independent certification.

  • Can I teach my own brainwave technologists?

    Yes. You can educate your own technologists. However, only individuals who have completed the Brain State Technologies education program can be certified by Brain State Technologies.

  • Can I attend education classes and then decide if I want to become a provider?

    Because your investment is being made in a proprietary technology, we provide instruction only to those who have made the required financial commitment first.

  • Is follow-up education available?

    Due to the dynamic nature of our technology – and the importance of offering providers with the latest in discoveries and results – provider  education is continuous. Webinars are held regularly to support providers in learning new protocols and practical applications.


    As a provider, you will become a member of our exclusive online provider forum where you can post questions and ideas and seek help both from fellow providers and Brain State Technologies staff. Our Case Management team provides information and education to help you work effectively with individual clients.


    You will receive a regular provider newsletter that shares stories of successes, opportunities and new information to help you succeed.


    Brain State Technologies also offers client-oriented webinars nearly every month called “BrainTalk with Lee Gerdes” to help communicate how Brainwave Optimization can help people. These are designed to help you attract new clients.


    An annual “Masters Education” program is held to provide a comprehensive overview of critical topics, advancements in technology and the state of the organization.

  • Is the data from my clients private?

    Yes. All data is encrypted and complies with numerous data transfer policies and laws. Client data is anonymously entered into a central database where we use it to conduct research and evaluate and improve efficacy. This research leads to rapid software changes, which are automatically rolled out to affiliate partners around the world on a nightly basis.


    Brain State Technologies’ worldwide network of provider partners has served over 50,000 clients and serves an average of about 250 new clients each week. This level of activity has created what we believe is the largest relational database of brainwave patterns, offering significant potential for future research and development.

  • What is included in a Provider Package?

    You’ll receive everything you need to establish your own independently owned and operated Brainwave Optimization service. Participation in the Brainwave Technologist Basic Training Education Online Course is included with the purchase of a license. There are additional fees for residential education or teaching additional technologists.


    Your launch package includes the set-up that has proven to work best for the majority of our providers.


    Please note that international packages may vary.

    Included in a Provider Package

  • How much does it cost to become an provider?

    There are a variety of options from which you can choose to launch your Brainwave Optimization work, with initial investments starting as low as $10,000. The Brain State Technologies difference is that with your investment, you receive everything you need to launch your business – training, software, hardware and furnishings are all provided. Technology is upgraded on a regular basis. You also receive continuous professional technical, case management, and business support. Financing is available. Contact a Licensing Specialist to select the option that works best for you.

  • How will I learn to become a Brainwave Technologist?

    The Brainwave Technologist Basic Education Course is the starting point in your continuing education. It is designed to provide all the information you need to begin providing Brainwave Optimization™ to clients. During the course, you will learn basic principles of brain functioning and neuroanatomy, brainwave frequencies, how to read a Brainwave Assessment, effective techniques for working with clients, and basic principles of running your Brainwave Optimization operation.

    There are a variety of options from which you can choose to launch your Brainwave Optimization service, with initial investments starting as low as $10,000. Financing is available. The Brain State Technologies difference is that with your investment, you receive everything you need to launch – software, hardware, education, and furnishings are all provided. Technology is enhanced on a regular basis. You also receive continuous professional technical, case management, and marketing support. Contact a Licensing Specialist to select the option that works best for you.

    Take a look at the provider testimonials to hear about just some of the types of people and their motivations. Current providers create their own levels of success. Some are happy serving a small clientele; others are eager to actively spread the word, growing at a brisk pace. Basic business and computer skills and an ability to market your operation in your geographic area are fundamentals.

What does it take to succeed?

  • How can I know for sure if this is a good investment for me?

    We think the very best way to assess this opportunity is through direct experience. In fact, we think anyone considering this investment should first undergo Brainwave Optimization themselves. Once you experience the positive benefits of brain harmonizing, you will be convinced of its efficacy and have a fuller appreciation for how it can help others.

  • What type of person is most successful?

    Many different kinds of people have found success in brainwave optimization. Most typically, a successful technologist begins with a passion for helping others. Sometimes, we find that a person who has a basic interest or some exposure to how the brain works – or a strong curiosity to learn – is most successful. Entrepreneurial drive and an ability to educate others about the benefits of a balanced brain are also key ingredients.


    Take a look at the provider testimonials to hear about just some of the types of people and their motivations. Current providers create their own levels of success. Some are happy serving a small clientele; others are eager to actively spread the word, growing at a brisk pace. Basic business and computer skills and an ability to market your business in your geographic area are fundamentals. Check out our Marketing BST video for some great ideas.

  • What special skills are necessary to become a provider?

    There are no additional skills required to become a provider. If you do not have basic computer skills, we suggest you take a course at a local community college to learn the basics.

  • Are there any licensing requirements beyond completing the Brain State Technologies education classes?

    In most cases, there are no other requirements to become a provider. However, it is important that you investigate the laws and requirements governing your area.

Where can I be located?

  • Are specific locations exclusive?

    You should set up your operation within an area that you feel you would be most successful in. Unlike some traditional franchise organizations, we do not grant exclusive licensing rights within pre-defined areas. Specialists like physicians or therapists, often obtain a license in order to enhance their practice within their current location.

    Your license belongs to you and hence, is portable.  As with any enterprise, you will want to be judicious in choosing your next location. Should a provider already exist in your desired location, you will want to evaluate opportunities to collaborate, to specialize or to serve an adjacent geographic market.

    You can work from your home, an office, or you can go to your client. Some of our providers begin with a home-based office and move to a professional building or other locale when their operation grows.

    A Brain State Technologies® license is not a franchise arrangement. You are purchasing a license and not a franchise, which provides you with the right to use the software, education and supplies, while allowing you the independence to run your own operation or add Brainwave Optimization to an existing practice such as counseling, homeopathy, massage, or other form of therapy.

    Brain State Technologies® offers support across the board to our provider partners. We have a technology help desk that provides hardware and software support, as well as a client management team that helps with all your client-related questions. We also provide examples of marketing materials that we use on a regular basis and a means to share business-based ideas with other provider partners worldwide through our online provider forum.

    Brain State Technologies® has an active marketing and public information program at the corporate level. Please review our MARKETING BST video for some great ideas! It is up to each provider to conduct a marketing program for their own operation. Brain State Technologies® founder Lee Gerdes speaks regularly across the world, participates in interviews with the news media, and connects with leading researchers. As a provider, you will have the opportunity to directly link your website to ours.

    Marketing your own operation is your responsibility and limited only by your own creativity and resources.

What else do I need to know?

  • Is this a franchise?

    A Brain State Technologies® license is not a franchise arrangement. You are purchasing a license which provides you with the right to use the software, training and supplies, while allowing you independence to build and run your own business. Many providers have found Brainwave Optimization to be an excellent income generator as an addition to an existing business such as counseling, medicine, massage, or other form of therapy. 

  • Will Brain State Technologies help me build my client base?

    When we receive requests from potential clients (often via our website), we refer them to the nearest provider. If there is more than one affiliate in the area, we provide names of all providers and suggest that the client determine which office best suits their needs.

  • What kind of insurance am I required to carry?

    Insurance policies vary state to state and by country.  You should investigate your local insurance requirements.  We recommend that you carry two types of insurance: standard liability for your business assets (similar to renter’s insurance for a personal rental) and professional liability for your work with clients (we can recommend various agencies for professional liability at a minimal annual premium).


    If you are a licensed health care professional, you should check with your current insurer for details.

  • What kind of support does Brain State provide to its providers?

    Brain State Technologies® offers support across the board to our affiliate partners. We have a technology help desk that provides hardware and software support, as well as a client management team that helps with all your client-related questions. We also provide examples of marketing materials that we use on a regular basis and a means to share business-based ideas with other affiliate partners worldwide through our online affiliate forum.

  • Does Brain State provide marketing support?

    Brain State Technologies® has an active marketing and public information program at the corporate level. Please review our MARKETING BST video for some great ideas! It is up to each provider to conduct a marketing program for their own company. Brain State Technologies® founder Lee Gerdes speaks regularly across the world, participates in interviews with the news media, and connects with leading researchers, clinicians and those who are advancing the science of the brain. Our website attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year and we have an active social media strategy. As a provider, you will have the opportunity to directly link your website to ours.


    In addition, we provide a regular online client newsletter for those who choose to subscribe. The newsletter shares stories of those who have experienced positive life changes due to Brainwave Optimization and offers new information and inspiration to help grow your client base. You may enroll your clients in our monthly newsletter.


    We are also able to provide you with examples of promotional strategies, literature and videos that have proven successful by other providers and may be available for your use.


    Marketing your own business is your responsibility and limited only by your own creativity and resources.

  • Are there other companies who provide the same services as Brain State?

    There are other organizations that provide other forms of brainwave insights. Brainwave Optimization with RTB® is a proprietary technology and not offered by any other company.  Don’t be fooled by imitators, look for the Powered by Brain State Technologies® logo.

What are the costs?

  • How much does it cost to become a provider?

    We think you will find the initial investment in a license from Brain State Technologies quite reasonable. Once you’ve made the initial commitment, you’ll only pay a modest monthly fee for technical and client support as well as software upgrades.

    Please contact a Licensing Specialist at 480.588.6840 for help customizing a licensing package that is just right for you. Get Started today

  • Is financing available?

    Brain State Technologies is able to provide a lease arrangement to qualified individuals. This arrangement allows you to become a provider with a minimum initial deposit. In addition, specialists like physicians or therapists may obtain a license in order to enhance the service they provide to an existing or growing clientele, with an initial deposit as low as $10,000.

  • What is included in the license?

    Essentially, everything you need to begin working with clients is included, as well as three weeks of education for two people.

    Included in a provider package

  • Can I purchase a license for a mobile unit?

    A provider may choose to acquire a mobile unit in order to meet clients in their homes or at other locations. The mobile unit package is the same as the basic license, except that it includes a laptop computer instead of a desktop unit. There is a modest additional investment for the mobile unit.

  • Are there additional fees after the initial investment?

    Beginning the 13th month after your education is complete, a minimal monthly ongoing license investment ensures that you will continue receiving software updates, technology assistance and client case management support.

  • Is the technology upgraded and how much do the upgrades cost?

    There are no additional charges for software upgrades. Each provider receives nightly software enhancements and numerous software upgrades each year as part of the basic license agreement.

     

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Brain State Technologies® is the leading system for brainwave optimization. With nearly 200 centers in 19 countries, Brain State Technolgoies has accumulated over 50,000 client brainwave patterns, which represents the largest relational database of brainwave patterns in the world.

Brainwave Optimization has helped people who had illnesses, diseases, and ailments that included: ptsd, adhd, insomnia, add, pain, depression, obesity issues, anxiety, addictions, mild consussions, learning disabilities, migraines, mild cognitive disorders, severe brain injuries, and more.

BST licenses brainwave optimization to providers that have a practice, such as: homeopathic doctors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, chiropractors, counselors, psychologists, life coaches, naturopathic physicians, neurofeedback providers, personal trainers.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about becoming a Brainwave Optimization provider include:

1. Is this the opportunity for me? People who decide to become a certified brainwave optimization provider are those who are passionate about helping others and want to make a good living.

2. How do I become a provider? The Brainwave Technologist Education Classes will supply you with instruction on brainwave functioning and setting up your own brainwave optimization operation.

3. Are additional certifications available? Providers are also qualified to seek a certification from the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB) as a certified neurofeedback technician.

4. Is this a franchise? You are purchasing a license, so this is not a franchise and you are not a franchisee. This model allows you to be independent and run your own center or add brainwave balancing to your practice such as a naturopathic center, massage therapist, homepathic clinic, neurofeedback provider, or other form of therapy.

5. What if I move somewhere else? Your license belongs to you and it is mobile. As with any enterprise, you will want to choose your location wisely and evaluate your opportunities within familar markets.

6. How much is it to become a provider? Brain State Technologies offers turnkey provider programs with initial investments starting as low as $10,000, this includes all software, hardware, equipment, furnishings, education, support, community, and marketing resources. Financing is available.