Students Who Took 4th Edition Courses At Florida Tech

We have the courses you need to meet 5th Edition coursework requirements!

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) has updated the BCBA® and BCaBA® Task List, and the new standards increase coursework requirements and specifications for course structure. To qualify for the BCaBA or BCBA examination after January 1, 2022, applicants must meet Fifth Edition Task List standards.

If you took 4th Edition courses at a different school, more information about taking Florida Tech courses to meet 5th Edition requirements can be found here.

What 5th Edition courses do I need?

  • If you completed the entire BCaBA course sequence (BEHP5011-5015) or the entire BCBA course sequence (BEHP5011-5018) at Florida Tech, please see the suggested course plans below. Courses are offered in Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
  • If you completed one or more 4th Edition courses, but not an entire VCS, at Florida Tech, please contact us at abareg@fit.edu for individual advising. Be sure to include the courses you successfully completed (B or better), the level of certification you are seeking (BCaBA or BCBA) and the type of degree you currently hold (i.e., bachelor’s or master’s) in your email.

Suggested course plans

4th Edition BCBA to 5th Edition BCBA

If you completed the 4th Edition BCBA-level VCS at Florida Tech (BEHP5011-BEHP5018), have a master's degree, and want to meet the new 5th Edition BCBA-level coursework standards, you will need:

  • 45 hours Measurement/Experimental Design
    • Why? Per BACB standards increase in hours required, and all hours must be from a single standalone course.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5043
  • 15 hours Assessment. 
    • Why? Per BACB standards increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5020
  • 10 hours Personnel Supervision and Management.
    • Why? Per BACB standards increase in hours required.
    • Courses that can meet this requirement: BEH5050 or BEH 5051
  • 45 hours Philosophical Underpinnings.
    • Why? Per BACB standards increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5042
SemesterCourseCredits
1 BEH5043:  Measurement & Experimental Design in Behavior Analysis 3
BEH5020: Current Topics in Behavior Analysis: Assessment Bridge 1
2 BEH5042:  Conceptual Analysis of Behavior for ABA Practitioners 3

BEH5051: Advanced Personnel Supervision & Management (preferred)

or BEH5050:  Supervision & Management Fundamentals

1
  Total Credits: 8

 

4th Edition BCaBA to 5th Edition BCaBA

If you completed the 4th Edition BCaBA-level VCS at Florida Tech (BEHP5011-BEHP5015) and want to meet the new 5th Edition BCaBA-level standards, you will need:

  • 15 hours Ethics
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5045
  • 10 hours Measurement/Experimental Design
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5043
  • 15 hours Assessment. 
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5020
  • 10 hours Personnel Supervision and Management.
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5050
SemesterCourseCredits
1 BEH5043: Measurement & Experimental Design in Behavior Analysis 3
BEH5045: Ethics for Behavior Analysts 2 1
2 BEH5020: Current Topics in Behavior Analysis: Assessment Bridge 1

BEH5050:  Supervision & Management Fundamentals

1
  Total Credits: 6

 

4th Edition BCaBA to 5th Edition BCBA

If you completed the 4th Edition BCaBA-level VCS at Florida Tech (BEHP5011-BEHP5015), already have (or will soon have) a separate master’s degree, and want to meet the new 5th Edition BCBA-level coursework standards, you will need:

  • 30 hours Ethics
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Courses that can meet this requirement: BEH5045 + BEH5046
  • 45 hours Measurement/Experimental Design
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required, and all hours must be from a standalone course.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5043
  • 15 hours Assessment. 
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5020
  • 25 hours Personnel Supervision and Management.
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Courses that can meet this requirement: BEH5050 + BEH 5051
  • 45 hours Philosophical Underpinnings.
    • Why? Per BACB increase in hours required.
    • Course that can meet this requirement: BEH5042
SemesterCourseCredits
1 BEH5043: Measurement & Experimental Design in Behavior Analysis 3
BEH5045: Ethics for Behavior Analysts 2 1
2 BEH5020: Current Topics in Behavior Analysis: Assessment Bridge 1

BEH5050:  Supervision & Management Fundamentals

1
BEH5046:  Ethics for Behavior Analysts 3 1
3 BEH5042:  Conceptual Analysis of Behavior for ABA Practitioners 3
BEH5051:  Advanced Personnel Supervision & Management 1
  Total Credits: 11

How to apply

Application for and acceptance to a 5th Edition program is required before enrolling in 5th Edition coursework.