Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) work to provide interventions in schools as well as working with families. It is common for BCBAs to develop support plans that facilitate academic and social success in multiple settings such as homes, schools, and the community. In order to be eligible to take the BCBA examination, a student must successfully complete a course sequence that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. 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.
Cleveland State University offers the following Verified Course Sequence that satisfies the 5th Edition Task List of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Successful completion of the approved course sequence does NOT guarantee a student the Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential, which is a national licensure. Students successfully completing the course sequence must independently satisfy other BACB requirements, including experience requirements and a rigorous application process, to qualify to sit for the BCBA exam. The exam is offered three times per year at numerous locations around the nation. Further information for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board can be found at: http://bacb.com/.
Graduate students seeking to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst also have the option of enrolling one or more times in the following course to satisfy additional Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requirements for supervised contact hours prior to sitting for the BCBA examination: