Graduate behavior analysis licensing requirements

The Behavior Analysis Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno is an ABAI-accredited program and is also a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) approved through ABAI. Our program’s curriculum may lead to certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and to licensure eligibility in Nevada and many other states.

Information regarding BCBA certification 

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certifies individuals who reside in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Completion of our program ensures that you will meet the educational requirements for certification. However, the program may not meet other requirements (such as supervised experience). Students intending to obtain their BCBA certification are encouraged to review the requirements outlined at

Information regarding state licensure

Licensure in most states is based upon your BCBA certification. Although most states recognize graduating from a VCS-approved program and holding a BCBA certification to be sufficient evidence that an application to licensure meets the educational and experience requirements for licensure in their jurisdiction, some state boards have additional requirements beyond ABAI VCS requirements. Students may be able to meet specific educational requirements while enrolled in the Behavior Analysis Program by tailoring their electives and securing practical experiences that will meet the requirements of the licensure board for the given state to which you are applying. If you intend to pursue licensure in Nevada or in another state, we HIGHLY advise you to contact the applicable state licensing board to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and to determine its eligibility criteria. Contact information for every state licensing board is provided in the table below.

Graduate behavior analysis licensing requirements, by state
State  Does the Program Meet the Educational Requirements for Licensure?  State Board Contact Number 
Alabama Has not been determined Alabama Behavior Analysts Licensure Board 1 (800) 392-0821
Alaska Has not been determined Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (907) 465-2550
Arizona Has not been determined Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (602) 542-8162
Arkansas License not required    
California License not required    
Colorado License not required    
Connecticut Has not been determined Connecticut Department of Public Health (860) 509-7603
Delaware License not required    
District of Columbia License not required    
Florida License not required    
Georgia Has not been determined Georgia Behavior Analyst Licensing Board   (404) 424-9966
Hawaii Has not been determined Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Behavior Analyst Program (808) 586-3000
Idaho License not required    
Illinois Has not been determined Illinois Department of Human Services  1 (800) 843-6154 
Indiana Has not been determined Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (317) 232-2960
Iowa Has not been determined Iowa Department of Public Health, Board of Behavioral Science (515) 281-0254
Kansas Has not been determined Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (785) 296-3240
Kentucky Has not been determined Kentucky Applied Behavior Analysis Licensing Board (502) 892-4249
Louisiana Has not been determined Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board (225) 295-8413
Maine License not required    
Maryland Has not been determined The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists (410) 767-6500
Massachusetts Has not been determined Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals (617) 624-6199
Michigan Has not been determined Michigan Board of Behavior Analysts (517) 335-9700
Minnesota Has not been determined Minnesota HF 3741  N/A
Mississippi Has not been determined Mississippi Autism Board/Mississippi Licensing Board for the Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (601) 359-6792
Missouri Has not been determined Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Behavior Analyst Advisory Board (573) 526-5804
Montana Has not been determined Montana Board of Psychologists (406) 444-6880
Nebraska Has not been determined Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services  (402) 471-2117
Nevada Yes Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board (775) 746-9429
New Hampshire License not required    
New Jersey Has not been determined New Jersey State Board of Applied Behavior Analyst Examiners (973) 273-8070  
New Mexico License not required    
New York Has not been determined State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis (518) 474-3817, after the listed number, press 1, then extension 150
North Carolina Yes North Carolina Behavior Analyst Licensure Board (828) 262-2258
North Dakota Has not been determined North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners (701) 214-5580
Ohio Has not been determined Ohio Board of Psychology (614) 466-8808
Oklahoma Has not been determined Oklahoma Licensed Behavior Analyst Board (405) 882-8620
Oregon Has not been determined Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board (503) 373-1989
Pennsylvania Has not been determined Pennsylvania Department of State 1-800-692-7462
Puerto Rico License not required    
Rhode Island Has not been determined Rhode Island Department of Health, Board of Applied Behavior Analysts (401) 222-5960
South Carolina License not required    
South Dakota Has not been determined South Dakota Dept. of Social Services, Applied Behavior Analyst Advisory Committee (605) 642-1600
Tennessee Has not been determined Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Committee (615) 741-5735
Texas Has not been determined Texas Behavior Analyst Advisory Board (512) 463-6599
Utah Has not been determined Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (801) 530-6628
Vermont Has not been determined Office of Professional Regulation (802) 828-1505
Virgin Islands License not required    
Virginia Has not been determined Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Medicine (804) 367-4400
Washington Has not been determined Washington State Dept. of Health (360) 236-4700
West Virginia License not required    
Wisconsin Has not been determined State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (608) 266-2112
Wyoming Yes Wyoming Board of Psychology (307) 777-3507

Last updated: June 21, 2024