Licensure by State

Federal regulations require William James College to disclose whether its programs meet the educational requirements for professional licensure in every state and U.S. territory. All William James College professional licensure programs meet the educational requirements for licensing in Massachusetts.

The MA in Applied Behavior Analysis program meets the requirements for licensure in the states indicated below. We have also identified states in which the WJC program does not meet the academic program licensure requirements and those where a determination has yet to be made.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ronald Lee, Program Director, at  

For your reference, below are links to the professional licensing agency in all states.

State Meets Licensure Requirements Does Not Meet Licensure Requirements Undetermined BCBA Only For Licensure
Alabama Department of Mental Health X     X
Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing X     X
Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners X     X
Arkansas   X    
California N/A*      
Colorado   X    
Connecticut Public Health Committee Report X     X
Delaware N/A*      
Florida N/A*      
Georgia N/A*      
Hawaii Professional & Vocation Licensing X     X
Idaho N/A*      
Illinois N/A*      
Indiana N/A*      
Iowa Legislature X     X
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board X     X
Kentucky X     X
Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board X     X
Maine       Recommended
Maryland Department of Health Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists X      
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions X     X
Michigan Legislature X     X
Minnesota N/A*      
Mississippi Licensing Board for the Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis X     X
Missouri Division of Professional Registration X     X
Montana Legislature X     X
Nebraska N/A*      
Nevada X     X
New Hampshire N/A*      
New Jersey     X (Pending)  
New Mexico N/A*      
New York Office of the Professions   X    
North Carolina   X    
North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners X     X
Ohio Board of Psychology X      
Oklahoma Department of Human Services X      
Oregon X     X
Pennsylvania   X    
Rhode Island Department of Health X     X
South Carolina N/A*      
South Dakota Legislature X     X
Tennessee X     X
Texas Licensing X     X
Utah Dept. of Commerce Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing X     X
Vermont Professional Regulation   X    
Virginia Department of Health Professions X     X
Washington Department of Health X     X
West Virginia N/A*      
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services X     X
Wyoming N/A*      

*ABA licensure laws have not been enacted. The BCBA credential may be a standard of practice