BCBA Certification


ABAI Course Verification

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. This means that our students can take the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) without an additional coursework review by ABAI. Contingent upon passing the exam, graduates can also become a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in Massachusetts (a separate application applies). Many jobs, particularly those that involve supervisory roles, require the BCBA certification and/or licensure in ABA. This is an important outcome to consider for any graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis.

BACB Course Content Allocation (5th Edition)

The course sequence surpasses the minimum number of hours of instruction in several different areas that is required by the BACB. As a result, our graduates will be well-prepared for the national exam for board certification and for professional work after certification.

BACB Content Area Required Minimum ABA Courses (Hours) Total Coursework Hours
BACB Compliance Code and Disciplinary Systems; Professionalism 45 PS504 (45) 45
Philosophical Underpinnings: Concepts and Principles 90 PS501 (45)
PS516 (45)
Measurement, Data Display, and Interpretation; Experimental Design 45 PS502 (42)
PS503 (3)
Behavior Assessment 45 PS502 (3)
PS503 (42)
Behavior-Change Procedures, Selecting and Implementing Interventions 60 PS505 (30)
PS506 (30)
Personnel Supervision and Management 30 PS506 (15)
PS507 (15)