Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Certificate

Program Description

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

Certificate Requirements for Board Certified Behavior Analyst

To be eligible to receive a BCBA 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 owed to Forest; and
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, decorum, and ethics commensurate with the profession.

Curriculum Requirements

The BCBA certificate program requires completions of the following 18 credit hours:

BCBA Curriculum Sequence SPRINGFIELD

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer (1 session only)

1

ABA 5512: Foundations of ABA

6

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

3

ABA Practicum (Optional)

3

1

ABA 510: Measurement and Interpretation of Data

3

ABA 5093: Behavior Assessment
3


1


3

ABA 590: Behavior Change and Support

3





9


9


3

2

ABA Practicum (Optional)

3

ABA Practicum (Optional)

3





3


3



Overall Credits: 18 (up to 27)

9 (12)


9 (12)


(3)

Transfer Credit Limit: 6 credits


BCBA Curriculum Sequence ST LOUIS

Year

Session

Fall

Spring

Summer (1 session only)

1

A

ABA 551: Foundations of ABA I
3

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

3

ABA 5713: Practicum (Optional)
3

1

B

ABA 510: Measurement and Interpretation of Data

3

ABA 5093: Behavior Assessment

3




1

B

ABA 552: Foundations of ABA II

3

ABA 590: Behavior Change and Support
3





9


9


3

2

A & B

ABA 5723: Practicum (Optional)

3

ABA 5733: Practicum (Optional)

3






3


3



Overall Credits: (18 required, 27 with optional practicum)

9 (12)


9 (12)


(3)

Transfer Credit Limit: 6 credits