A Verified Course Sequence (VCS) is a sequence of courses that has been verified by the BACB as meeting specific faculty and coursework standards. VCSs may exist within a defined academic program in behavior analysis or they may be offered as a stand-alone educational experience. Completion of a VCS satisfies either BCBA Option 1 or BCaBA coursework requirements. Verification should not be confused with program accreditation, which is a comprehensive approach to assessing the quality of all aspects of a degree-granting program (e.g., coursework, program rigor, faculty productivity). Individuals interested in academic programs that have been accredited in behavior analysis should refer to the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board.
The VCS Handbook contains all standards pertaining to the VCS system. Prior to applying for VCS status, faculty members should use this document as a reference for determining eligibility.
The VCS Directory includes the following information for each VCS: institution, department, VCS number, website link, contact person, verified content hours, and level (i.e., BCBA or BCaBA).
VCS pass-rate information is published annually. Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.