Behavior Analyst Certification Board Credentialing

The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). Students who hold a master’s degree will be working to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).

Degree requirements

In February 2013, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) made significant changes to the degree eligibility requirements for BCBA and BCaBA programs.

What this means for you:

If your goal is certification as a BCBA, you must possess a minimum of a master’s degree, from an accredited university, that was:
a. conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or
b. conferred in a master’s degree program in which you completed a BACB-approved course sequence. (Students who complete the ABA Certification program and then go on to complete Antioch’s Individualized Master’s (IMA) or Experienced Educators programs would qualify.)

If your goal is certification as a BCaBA, you must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Other requirements apply regarding experience hours, supervision, and approved course sequence. For more information, please follow the links for Internships, Course Sequence, and the BACB website.