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Eligibility Standards

Important Reminder: Supervision and Experience Training Requirement

Supervisees may not start accumulating Supervised Independent Fieldwork, Practicum or Intensive Practicum hours until they have completed and passed the online training module of these standards. The module can be completed in under 90 minutes and is available free of charge via the Training tab in the BACB Gateway at www.BACB.com

Supervisors may not provide supervision until they have completed this module and the supervisory skills eight hour training from one of our approved continuing education providers.

Supervisors should be sure to remind their supervisees of this requirement.


Certification is offered at two levels:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®)
  1. BCBA® - If you have earned at least a Masters Degree, you may be eligible for BCBA certification. Review Standards, Application FAQ & Application before completing your application. If you still have questions, email them to applications@bacb.com

    BCBA Eligibility Standards
    Application FAQ
    Application for BCBA examination
    Application Appeal Procedures

  2. BCaBA® - If you have earned at least a Bachelors Degree, you may be eligible for BCaBA certification. Review Standards, Application FAQ, & Application before completing your application. If you still have questions, email them to  applications@bacb.com 

    BCaBA Eligibility Standards
    Application FAQ
    Application for BCaBA examination
    Application Appeal Procedures

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Doctoral Designation for BCBAs

An additional doctoral-level designation is available for qualifying BCBAs.  Click here for the BCBA-D application.