The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) is an undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCaBA level may not practice independently, but must be supervised by someone certified at the BCBA/ BCBA-D level. In addition, BCaBAs can supervise the work of Registered Behavior Technicians and others who implement behavior-analytic interventions (bacb.com).
Oakland University’s BCaBA course sequence, approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, fulfills course requirements for the this credential. BCaBA certification requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, completion of an approved series of courses, and a defined period of supervised practical experience, in order to apply for the BCaBA examination. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements, apply for the credential, and pass the BCaBA examination to become certified at the BCaBA level.
For further information about BCaBA certification, please visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website.
4 courses are required, offered over 12 months (beginning in Fall 2018)
- have a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent)
- have the potential for success in the field
- have earned a bachelor’s degree before sitting for the BCaBA exam
- be required to attend an info session / group interview. Sign up for a session
The course sequence offered by Oakland University is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for fulfillment of course requirements for the BCaBA credential.
CESE 49000 - Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis
CESE 49001 - Behavioral Assessment
CESE 49002 - Treatment Planning
CESE 49003 - Research Methods/Ethics