Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® Certificate

Program Description

The BCaBA certificate program is for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field who want to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst®. The coursework offered at Forest Institute satisfies the coursework eligibility requirements established by Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® for taking the BCaBA examination. Optional practicum courses are also available. See the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for more details about becoming a BCaBA. See admissions requirements for the BCaBA certificate program.

Certificate requirements for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

To be eligible to receive a BCaBA Certificate, a candidate must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the required certificate hours and courses as specified in the curriculum requirements;
  • Earn a grade of "B" or better for each course attempted;
  • Pay for all tuition, fees, debts or other property owned to Forest; and
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, decorum, and ethics commensurate with the profession.

Curriculum Requirements

BCaBA Curriculum Sequence

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

ABA 5512: Foundations of ABA I

6

ABA 5013: Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues in ABA

3

ABA Practicum (Optional)

3


 


 


ABA 5093: Behavior Assessment

3

 






ABA 590: Behavior Change and Support

3

 



 


 


6

 


9

 


3

2

ABA Practicum (Optional)

3

ABA Practicum (Optional)

3

 


 


 


 


3

 


3

 


 


Overall Credits (15 required, 21 with optional practicum)


6 (9)


9 (12)


3