Procedure Update: In adhering to our mission of consumer protection and to ensure equal treatment for all applicants, we occasionally need to make changes to our practices to ensure that each applicant that applies meets our eligibility requirements in their entirety. The BACB is only accepting degrees that have undergone the degree equivalency evaluation review process that we oversee at our expense. We are no longer allowing applicants to refute our determinations using another evaluation service. Please note, our requirements have not changed. Instead, our procedures have been updated to ensure our requirements are consistently applied.

This evaluation helps applicants determine if their degree is from a qualifying accredited institution in an acceptable field of study. Use the form below to submit your initial request for an evaluation; however, please note that the following documents are also required:

  • Original-source verification (e.g., transcripts, official statement of course/module grades/marks issued directly by the academic institution). in the original language.
  • English translations of the original-source verification.
  • Request your school submit an official copy of your diploma (official documentation attesting completion of program and award of degree) in the original language. If you are not able to obtain a copy of your diploma: you may submit a Diploma Supplement that shows your academic achievement on your program of study.
  • English translations of the official diploma. If your diploma is not already in English: have your diploma translated and submit the translation directly to the BACB.

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.

These documents should be mailed to:

BACB Degrees
7950 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127

Your school may also email your official transcripts & diplomas to international@bacb.com.

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.