Eligibility Requirements for BCaBAs Who Wish to Become BCBAs


BCaBAs pursuing a BCBA must meet the full requirements for BCBA certification. However, they may use any hours used for the BCaBA certification that meet the requirements for BCBA certification to do so.

        1. An acceptable graduate degree.
        2. Acceptable graduate-level coursework.
          For the BCBA, coursework must be completed for graduate credit. If an applicant completed a graduate-level BCBA course sequence as part of his or her BCaBA requirements, all or a portion of these courses may apply towards the BCBA-level certification requirements. If the applicant has not completed a BCBA verified course sequence in its entirety, he or she may submit a coursework evaluation application to see which content hours are still required.
          Coursework Evaluation Instructions
        3. Fully satisfy the BCBA Experience Standards, regardless of when the hours were accrued.
        4. It is important to ensure that all BCBA requirements are met for the experience hours submitted for the BCBA credential, including the requirement that the hours were accrued after graduate-level coursework had begun.

          If the link to apply for the BCBA exam is not available on the applicant’s Gateway, please contact us and we will be happy to make the link available. Do not create a new profile page.

          Important Related Documents:

          Experience Standards and Forms
          Application for Coursework Evaluation (BCBA)