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What can I do with an ABA certification?

As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, you can work as a leader in the field of ABA. You may choose to open a private business, bill insurance companies for services rendered, consult with school districts or private agencies, work as part of a team or practice independently.

What is the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®?

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc® (BCBA®) was established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, government, and consumers of behavior analysis services. Read More »

What is the difference between a BCBA® and BCaBA®?

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is an independent practitioner who also may work as an employee or independent contractor for an organization. If you have earned at least a Masters Degree, you may be eligible for BCBA certification. Read More »

The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) conducts descriptive behavioral assessments and can interpret the results and design ethical and effective behavior analytic interventions for clients. If you have earned at least a Bachelors Degree, you may be eligible for BCaBA certification. Read More »

Professional License Disclosure

Primary credentials required to practice applied behavior analysis vary by State. The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) are nationally recognized professional credentials focused on discipline-specific professional standards. Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBA; sometimes called a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst or LABA) credentials are state-established credentials related to specific state regulations on the practice of applied behavior analysis. The requirements for each state’s LBA credential vary. Some states require the BCBA credential to obtain the LBA credential, while others list the BCBA credential as one possible option for getting the LBA.

Because obtaining a BCBA credential is often the most efficient way of acquiring licensure in any state and is often recognized by insurance companies in states without licensure, the Applied Behavior Analysis course sequences at The University of West Florida are designed to help students meet the curriculum and degree criteria necessary for the BCBA and BCaBA credentials.


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