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Certification Requirements (4th Edition)

What are the requirements for certification in behavior analysis as a BCaBA?

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB® ) sets the requirements for certification, and these requirements differ based on the level of certification sought. There are three basic requirements that must be met.

The three basic requirements for certification as a BCaBA:

  • A bachelor’s degree approved by the BACB in any field from an accredited university
  • Approved or accepted courses in behavior analysis
  • Supervised experience

For detailed descriptions of the levels of certification, requirements and more information, please visit the official website of the BACB.

The requirements for certification change periodically, and our courses are updated accordingly. When the BACB published its Fourth Edition Task List and coursework requirements, the Florida Tech ABA Online program introduced new course sequences that meet the Fourth Edition Task List instructional requirements specified by the BACB.

Some information about the Fourth Edition Task List BACB coursework requirements – BCaBA level:

  • Forty-five (45) additional hours are required for certification (180 hours total).
  • Tasks within the Fourth Edition Task List have been revised over the previous version.

Our new BCaBA course sequence:

  • All courses meet the Fourth Edition Task List BACB coursework requirements.
  • Taking three credits per term, the sequence can be completed in four terms (approximately 12 months).

What makes our program special?

  • Florida Tech offers a high-tech instructional program with a human touch. Students meet face-to-face online with BCBA co-instructors weekly.
  • Instructional material is designed and sequenced to teach students the concepts, principles and procedures specified in the BACB task list so students are well prepared to take the board exams.
  • All courses completed with a grade of B or higher may be applied toward degree requirements for Florida Tech’s new hybrid master of arts in professional behavioral analysis.


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