The Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals who are certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services. Individuals with this certification are known as Applied Behavior Analysts (ABAs).

How can I get a BCBA certification?

The requirements for attaining the certification are as follows:

  • An acceptable graduate degree from an accredited university.
  • Completion of acceptable graduate coursework in behavior analysis.
  • A defined period of supervised practical experience to apply for the BCBA exam.

Special education master’s students at BYU take the verified coursework sequence to meet the eligibility standard required to sit for the BCBA exam.

Exam pass rates for Verified Course Sequences can be found here:

What can I do with a BCBA certification?

With a BCBA certification, teachers can enhance their skills in the classroom or engage in an independent consulting role. ABAs can work with families in a therapist role, provide services for adults with autism, or work with schools.

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