Procedure Update: To ensure that we adhere to our mission of consumer protection, we must occasionally update our procedures for verifying that applicants meet our eligibility requirements. For this reason, we no longer allow applicants to refute our determinations using third-party evaluation services. However, please note that our degree equivalency requirements have not changed. We still require degrees earned outside of the US to undergo a degree equivalency evaluation.

This evaluation is required to determine whether degrees earned outside of the US meet the BCBA or BCaBA degree requirement. This evaluation can be performed in advance of submitting a certification application, or as a part of your certification application.

Use the following form to submit your request for a degree equivalency evaluation. Once we receive your request, we will send you instructions on how to submit the following documentation:

  • an original-source verification (e.g., transcript[s], official statement with course/module grades/marks issued directly by the academic institution) in the original language;
  • an English translation of the original-source verification;
  • an official copy of your diploma (i.e., official documentation attesting completion of program and award of degree) from your university in the original language; AND
  • an English translation of the official diploma.
  • Note: If you received your degree from a university in Cuba, official, signed transcript(s) must be submitted directly to us from Consultoría Jurídica Internacional (CJI) or Bufete de Servicios Especializados (BES).

Please do not submit your original diploma or other irreplaceable documentation. Documents submitted to the BACB become the property of the BACB and will not be returned to the applicant.

Degree Equivalency

  • The BACB Candidate ID is found in your Gateway account. If you do not have an account, please use the "Login" link at the top of this page to create one before proceeding.
  • Note: Degrees granted in the United States do not require this type of evaluation. Qualifying US institutions are listed in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation database found at www.CHEA.org.
  • Degree assessments are offered as a courtesy to potential applicants, subject to the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use on the BACB website. The BACB reserves the right to modify its rules at any time. It is the responsibility of individuals making a request to remain informed of current BACB requirements. If you have not yet applied for certification, any BACB determination regarding your degree inclusion request is preliminary, subject to final determination upon submission of your full certification application to the BACB.