Get the training you need to qualify for the BCaBA®

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ABAI Verified Course Sequence (VCS) LogoThe curriculum of our non-degree training program prepares you to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) examination. The curriculum emphasizes classroom-based instruction with certification exam preparation and practical training coordination. Through training, you can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to gain your BCaBA® certification.

The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) is an undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCaBA level provide behavior-analytic services under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®). Professionals certified at the BCaBA level may not provide behavior-analytic services without the supervision of a BCBA. BCaBAs may supervise the work of Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBTs®).




As few as 15 months


Not required

Admissions and applying for BCaBA® certification program

To enroll in the BCaBA® certification training program, applicants* must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.

The following materials must be submitted in order to apply for the program:

*Only individuals who reside in the United States, Canada, Australia or the United Kingdom may sit for a BCaBA® certification exam. For international students in other countries, contact our Satellite program for additional training options.

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Speak to an admissions consultant about the program by completing our form and providing your contact information. We're happy to answer any questions you have and guide you through the process.

Summer 2024

Applications due by 3/15/24

  • Classes begin: 5/20/24
  • Classes end: 8/16/24

Fall 2024

Applications due by 7/15/24

  • Classes begin: 8/26/24
  • Classes end: 11/22/24

Spring 2024

Applications due by 12/15/23

  • Classes begin: 1/22/24
  • Classes end: 4/28/24

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Practical training experience

Other graduate programs in behavior analysis require students to structure their own practicum and find a fieldwork supervisor. At the Global Institute of Behavior Analysis, we designed the practical training component with flexibility and student support in mind. Our practical training coordinator will guide you each step of the way through your fieldwork experience, from selecting a site location to working with your supervisor.

You select your learning experience

You may choose between two practicum experiences: intensive supervised fieldwork or supervised fieldwork.

Intensive supervised fieldwork

  • 1,500 hours
  • 10% of hours overseen by qualified supervisor
  • 4 meetings/observations monthly

Supervised fieldwork hours

  • 2,000 hours
  • 5% of hours overseen by qualified supervisor
  • 2 meetings/observations monthly

You set the learning pace

You are not required to complete the entirety of your practicum experience hours while enrolled in the online master's program in behavior analysis. You are only required to complete half of the required licensure hours during the program. The remaining hours can be completed after you finish the master's program and move into the next phase of your career.

As a behavior analysis professional, we want to encourage you to be your own advocate, to structure your learning experience that fits with your classroom, work and personal life needs. You know what quality training looks like.

Over the course of several practicum courses students will complete supervised fieldwork and exam preparation. Students will complete test preparation modules throughout the program to ensure students graduate ready to take the certification exam.

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