ABAI Course Verification


The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. This means that our students can take the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) without an additional coursework review by ABAI. Contingent upon passing the exam, graduates can also become a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in Massachusetts (a separate application applies). Many jobs, particularly those that involve supervisory roles, require the BCBA certification and/or licensure in ABA. This is an important outcome to consider for any graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis.

BACB Course Content Allocation (5th Edition)

The course sequence surpasses the minimum number of hours of instruction in several different areas that is required by the BACB. As a result, our graduates will be well-prepared for the national exam for board certification and for professional work after certification.

BACB Content Area Required Minimum ABA Courses Total Coursework hours
PS501 PS502 PS503 PS504 PS505 PS506 PS507 PS516
BACB Compliance Code and Disciplinary Systems; Professionalism 45       45         45
Philosophical Underpinnings:  Concepts and Principles 90 45             45 45
Measurement, Data Display, and Interpretation; Experimental Design 45   42 3           33
Behavior Assessment 45   3 42           30
Behavior-Change Procedures, Selecting and Implementing Interventions 60         30 30     30
Personnel Supervision and Management 30           15 15   60