FIELD OF STUDY EVALUATION

This evaluation helps applicants determine if their degree’s field of study meets the current degree requirement for BCBA-level certification. The current degree requirement is met if your degree was conferred from a qualifying institution in an acceptable field of study. Acceptable fields of study are behavior analysis, education, or psychology. Degrees may also be accepted from degree programs in which the candidate completed a BACB verified course sequence.

If you are unsure if your degree’s field of study meets the current degree requirement, you may use the form below to submit it for a field of study evaluation. Please note that original-source verification (e.g., official transcripts) is required and that there is a fee of $100 (our staff will contact you for payment after you submit the form below).

Original-source verification documents should be mailed to:

BACB Degrees
7950 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127
USA

Your school may also email your official transcripts to degrees@bacb.com. Third-party verification sources may also be utilized (e.g., equivalency organizations).

Degree Field of Study

  • 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.
  • Enter the full name of the degree you would like to have evaluated, e.g., Master of Arts in School Psychology.
  • Degree assessments are offered as a courtesy to potential applicants, subject to the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use included in all applications for BACB credentials. 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.