ABA Concentration Requirements

"The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.” 

Core Courses

Required Coursework in Research Methods
Other Required Courses (students take 4 of 5)
Thesis in Psychology

Additional Concentration Requirements

BACB Approved Course Sequence

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4

Course 5

Course 6

CONTENT AREAS AND REQUIRED NUMBER OF CLASSROOM HOURS

Psy 515

Psy 517

Psy 518

Psy 519

Psy 552

Psy 522

(Practicum hours do not count unless hours are in-class instruction with instructor)

Small-N Research Design

Learning and Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis

Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis

Ethics

Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis

Total Hours for content area

3

3

3

3

1

2

a. 15 hours in ethical considerations in behavior analysis.

0

0

0

0

15

0

15

b. 45 hours in definitions and characteristics & principles, processes and concepts.

0

20

0

25

0

0

45

c. 35 hours in behavioral assessment & selecting intervention outcomes strategies.

10

0

25

0

0

0

35

d. 20 hours in experimental evaluation of interventions.

15

5

0

0

0

0

20

e. 20 hours in measurement of behavior & displaying and interpreting data.

10

5

5

0

0

0

20

f. 45 hours in behavior change procedures & systems support.

10

0

15

0

0

20

45

g. 45 hours – Discretionary. (may be used within any one or more of the 10 content areas above OR for any applications of behavior analysis*)

0

15

0

20

0

10

45

Total Hours of Instruction

45

45

45

45

15

30

225


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