The BACB’s degree requirements may only be met after an acceptable degree has been conferred.
Acceptable Documentation of Degree Conferral: an official university transcript clearly showing that the degree has been conferred/awarded and that includes the date of conferral.
If an applicant has met the program requirements for a degree, but the degree has not yet been conferred, the BACB may accept interim documentation, at its discretion, with the stipulation that no final determinations will be made until an official university transcript is received.
Acceptable Interim Documentation: a letter from the university registrar, on university letterhead, verifying that all degree requirements have been met and indicating the date on which the degree will be awarded.
If approval to sit for an exam is issued based on interim documentation, the candidate’s exam result will not be released until an official university transcript clearly showing that the degree has been conferred/awarded is received.
Eligibility deadlines, especially those related to changes in eligibility standards, will be assessed based solely upon the date of conferral listed on the official university transcript. Interim documentation cannot be used to bypass BACB deadlines.