The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified Arcadia University’s courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. The BACB requires that a master’s degree in a related field be obtained prior to applying for board certification.
Anyone interested in a career in applied behavior analysis should be aware of the two primary credentials that are often needed to do so. The first is Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and the second is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) or Behavior Specialist License (BSL), depending on the state where you reside.
The BCBA credential is a nationally recognized professional credential focused on discipline-specific professional standards. The LBA and BSL are credentials at a state level and are state-established credentials related to specific state regulations on the practice of applied behavior analysis. The requirements for each state’s LBA/BSL credential vary. Some states require the BCBA credential to obtain the LBA/BSL credential, while others list the BCBA credential as one possible option for getting the LBA/BSL. For example, Pennsylvania permits BSL prior to obtaining BCBA credentialing at this time, while in New Jersey, you must have your BCBA to apply for the LBA credential.
Students interested in other state licenses should review the desired state’s criteria or contact Dr. Sarah Woldoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 graduate program at Arcadia University is designed to help students meet the criteria for the BCBA credential to allow for license mobility.
Pass Rates for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB)
To review the Verified Course Sequence and the BACB Pass Rate information, please visit their website.
VCS Pass Rates
VCS pass-rate information is published annually. Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.