The BCaBA examination application is completed online (there are no longer paper: applications, renewals, or recertifications) through the applicant’s BACB Account. 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 examination.
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Supplemental Documents Mailed to BACB

Requirement Documentation How to Submit Documentation
1. Degree Electronic transcripts sent directly from the institution
Official, original transcripts mailed
Electronic (sent directly from the institution if a transcript): [email protected]
Mailed: BACB – Applications 7950 Shaffer Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127 USA
2. Coursework
3. Experience Final Experience Verification Form(s)
(see Acceptable Signature Policy)

Application Fees

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

Recertification Fees

Recertification $140
Late Fee $50
Examination for Continuing Education $115
Insufficient Funds/Returned Check $45
Certificate Replacement $35

Examination Retakes

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


Experience Standards and Forms
BCaBA Coursework Evaluation
Examination Accommodations Information
Application Appeal Procedures
Contested Experience/Fieldwork Form

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.]