APPLYING FOR BCBA

Instructions

The BCBA certification application is completed online 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

Option 1: Coursework

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

Option 2: Faculty Teaching and Research

Requirement Documentation How to Submit Documentation
1. Degree Electronic transcripts sent directly from the institution
-or-
Official, original transcripts mailed
Electronic (sent directly from the institution if a transcript): [email protected]
-or-
Mailed: BACB – Applications 7950 Shaffer Pkwy, Littleton, CO 80127 USA
2. Faculty Teaching Letter from Department Chair and Course Syllabi
3. Research Copy of published article
4. Experience Final Experience Verification Form(s)
(see Acceptable Signature Policy)

Option 3: Postdoctoral Experience

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

Application Fees

Certification Application $245
Retake (within 2 year period after initial BACB approval) $140
Examination Appointment (paid to Pearson VUE) $125
Coursework Evaluation only $100

Recertification Fees

Recertification – online $215
Late Fee $50
Examination for Continuing Education $130
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 scores 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.

Documents

Experience Standards and Forms
BCBA Course Content Verification Form
BCBA 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.