Our Applied Behavior Analysis Masters at William James College is Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) verified. This means that our students can take the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Contingent upon passing the exam, graduates can also become a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA). Many jobs, particularly supervisory roles, require the BCBA certification. This is an important outcome to consider for any graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis.
From the Association for Behavior Analysis International
The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified that the course sequence meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Graduates of the MA in ABA program will not have to provide coursework documentation when applying to sit for the certification exam by verifying that they have completed this verified course sequence.
ABAI Course Content Allocation
The course sequence surpasses the minimum number of hours of instruction in several different areas that is required by the ABAI. 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|
|Ethical and Professional Conduct||45||45||45|
|Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis||45||39||6||45|
|Measurement (including data analysis)||25||3||15||15||33|
|Identification of the Problem & Assessment||30||30||30|
|Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change & Specific Behavior Change Procedures||45||30||15||15||60|
|Intervention & Behavior Change Considerations||10||5||5||5||15|
|Behavior Change Systems||10||3||5||5||5||18|
|Implementation, Management, & Supervision||10||5||5||5||15|
In addition to completing this comprehensive course sequence, candidates for certification must also complete a minimum number of supervised fieldwork or practicum hours. The practicum and internship experiences of the MA in ABA program meets these requirements.