Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst

  • Mary Jane WeissEmail author
  • Samantha Russo
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_1129-3

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The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) credentials practitioners at four levels. The different categories denote varied depths of training and levels of independence in practice.

Individuals who apply to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®) must possess at least a master’s degree, have 225 classroom hours of specific graduate-level coursework, meet supervised experience requirements, and pass the BCBA examination. In order to use the Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D) designation, a BCBA must possess an acceptable doctoral degree and meet other criteria. As of 2015, applicants for the BCBA credential will need to have completed 270 h of specific coursework.

Persons who apply to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts® (BCaBA®) must have at least a bachelor’s degree, have 135 classroom hours of specific coursework, meet supervised experience requirements, and pass the BCaBA examination....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Behavioral StudiesEndicott CollegeBeverlyUSA