APPLYING FOR BCBA

Instructions

The BCBA exam application is completed online 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

Option 1

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

Option 2

1. Official, original-source verification of an acceptable degree (e.g., official transcripts)
2. Letter from department chair confirming a faculty appointment that meets the stated criteria
3. Experience verification form(s) with supervisor’s original signature

Option 3

1. Official, original-source verification of an acceptable doctoral degree (e.g., official transcripts)
2. The applicant’s CV, proof of applicable professional credentials, and signed attestations from current or former employers to verify postdoctoral experience
3. Experience verification form(s) with supervisor’s original signature

Application Fees

Exam Application $230
Re-Take (within 2 year period after initial BACB approval) $130
Exam Appointment (paid to Pearson VUE) $125
Coursework Evaluation only $100
Fee for Return of Incomplete Application Documents $50

Recertification Fees

Recertification – online $200
Late Fee $50
Exam for Continuing Education $130
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 scores 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.

Documents

Experience Standards and Forms
BCBA Course Content Verification Form
BCBA 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.