Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the programs are filled. Early application is encouraged, since the size of the cohort is limited.
Successful candidates must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university that was conferred in behavior analysis or other natural science, education, human services, engineering, medicine, or a field related to behavior analysis and approved by the BACB. To be considered for admission, please submit the application materials listed below to Office of Admissions, Antioch University New England, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH 03431-3516.
If there is any question that your degree meets these requirements, please contact the BACB to request degree inclusion. Requests for degree inclusion should be accompanied by the transcripts from the degree program and a one-page letter giving the rationale for why it should be accepted and sent to: BACB, 2888 Remington Green Lane, STE C, Tallahassee, FL 32308. This requirement shall not apply to individuals who are enrolled in or have completed their degree program as of January 1, 2011 and who submit an application for examination by January 1, 2012.
Applying for Internship or Independent Field Study
To apply for certification, student must complete a BCBA®-supervised internship or independent field study (1000 hours for BCaBA certification and 1500 hours for BCBA certification; this is approximately 10 to 30 hours per week.) You can use your job as your independent field study site as long as it meets established requirements including supervision by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). If your job does not meet these requirements, Antioch University New England can arrange for an internship near your home.
At the time of application, you must indicate whether you have a work-based independent field study or whether you need an internship arranged by Antioch University New England. Be sure to mark the appropriate choice on your application form.
- Current Resumé
- Personal Statement
- Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate study
- Three letters of recommendation using the Recommendation Form
- $50 application fee
Once your application is complete, you will be contacted for an interview.
ABA Graduation Requirement
Students in the program in Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program need to have taken a 3-credit course in human development or equivalent within the last 10 years. This is not an admissions requirement, but a graduation requirement. Students may do the course at the same time as the ABA Certificate Program curriculum. However, ideally it would be done before a student starts the program.
This course may be taken at Antioch University New England from the Departments of Applied Psychology or Education, on a space available basis, or you may take this course with another university or online.