The BCaBA exam application is completed online (there are no longer paper: applications, renewals, or recertifications) through the BACB Gateway. After completing an online application, additional required documents must be mailed to the BACB in one complete packet. Applicants may pay the application fee online or choose to mail a check with their supplemental documents. Once an application is approved, we will send an authorization to the test delivery company, Pearson VUE, allowing the applicant to schedule an appointment to take the exam. More Information

Supplemental Documents Mailed to BACB

1. Official, original-source verification of an acceptable degree (e.g., official transcripts).
2. Official, original-source verification of acceptable coursework (syllabi are required if coursework is not from a verified course sequence)
3. Experience verification form(s) with supervisor’s original signature.

Application Fees

Certification Application $175
Re-Take (within 2 year period after initial BACB approval) $120
Exam Appointment (paid to Pearson VUE) $125
Coursework Evaluation only $100

Recertification Fees

Recertification $140
Late Fee $50
Exam for Continuing Education $115
Insufficient Funds/Returned Check $45
Certificate Replacement $25

Exam Retakes

Applicants may retake the exam within two years of their initial approval and only after exam results have been released. The application is completed online through the BACB Gateway. Email approval will be sent within 24 hours of completing application and payment.


Experience Standards and Forms
BCaBA Coursework Evaluation
Exam Accommodations Information
Application Appeal Procedures

Note: BACB fees are nonrefundable

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.]