BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST



The Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services.
 

BCBAs may supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts® (BCaBAs®), Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBTs®), and other professionals who implement behavior-analytic interventions.

 

BCBA Handbook

The BCBA Handbook describes the requirements for obtaining and maintaining BCBA certification.

BCBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements

If applying after January 1, 2022, please review the 2022 Eligibility Requirements for obtaining BCBA certification.

Overview of BCBA Requirements

BCBA Handbook


The BCBA Handbook describes the requirements for obtaining and maintaining BCBA certification.

BCBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements


If applying after January 1, 2022, please review the 2022 Eligibility Requirements for obtaining BCBA certification.

Overview of BCBA Requirements

Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral


BCBAs with doctoral or postdoctoral training in behavior analysis may receive the designation of Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral® (BCBA-D®). The BCBA-D designation is not a separate certification and does not grant any privileges beyond BCBA certification. If you hold the BCBA-D designation, you may function in the same capacity as a BCBA (i.e., as an independent practitioner who provides behavior-analytic services) and must meet all BCBA maintenance requirements as defined in the BCBA Handbook.

Information that pertains to BCBAs also pertains to BCBA-Ds (e.g., supervision qualifications, requirements).

If you are currently certified as a BCBA and wish to apply for the BCBA-Designation, you must complete the following application, provide all required supplemental documentation, and pay the application fee. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.


BCBA Documents and Resources

Note: The following documents are PDF documents that should be saved to your desktop and opened in Adobe Acrobat rather than your web browser.

Translated documents are available on the Translated Documents page.

General Information

Coursework

Experience

Supervised Fieldwork

Continuing Education

Application Information

Examination

Inactive Status

Administrative Appeals

Requirements for Those Applying in 2022 or Later

 

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In this episode of Inside the BACB, join Dr. Melissa Nosik and Director of Certificant Services Dr. Molli Luke as they introduce the new BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks and 2022 Eligibility Requirements. Listen now to learn about the makeup of these resources, the 2022 requirements changes, and more.