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Upcoming Changes to the BACB Requirements:

The last day to submit an application for the BACB’s 2022 eligibility requirements is Dec. 31, 2026. The following dates list the last semester students may begin a program and meet the current (5th edition) BACB academic eligibility requirements:

Program typeLast semester to start *2022 Eligibility ProgramProgram completion date
Master’s degree Fall 2024 Summer 2026
Grad cert that meets BCBA eligibility requirements  Spring 2025 Summer 2026
Grad cert that meets BCaBA eligibility requirements         Summer 2025 Summer 2026

Review BACB changes here: (Starting Spring 2025)

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  • 6th Edition Certification Exam (TCO) January 1, 2026:

    • 6th Edition of the Test Content Outline (TCO) is the 6th Edition (i.e. version) Exam of the 5th Edition Task List.
    • Education requirements are not changing until Jan 1, 2027.
    • Our syllabi have been modified to include information on the version/edition of the exam.
    • 6th Edition TCO:  

    Why Behavior Analysis?

    In addition to learning skills that help you make a positive difference in others' lives, behavior analysis education also makes you highly employable. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) practitioners know that certification is the key to job growth and security. There is a growing need for well-trained board-certified professionals in behavior analysis to work or consult in schools, early intervention programs, day programs, residential settings and home-based programs. The career opportunities are expansive and growing.

    Application Information

    Work toward your Behavior or Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate or Earn Your Behavior Analysis Practice, M.A.

    Summer 2024: applications close April 22, 2024

    Fall 2024: applications close Aug. 12, 2024

    Spring 2025: applications close Dec. 2, 2024


    Registration Information

    Fall 2024 registration opens June 10, 2024 at 8:00 am EST

    Admitted students may register online through .

    Semester Date Information

    Spring 2024: January 8, 2024-April 20, 2024

    Summer 2024: May 6, 2024-August 17, 2024

    Fall 2024: August 26, 2024-December 14, 2024



    *Course formerly titled the 21st Century BCBA Supervision Course Series (as of July 1, 2022)

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    Behavior Analysis Essentials:
    A 40-hour Behavior Technical Training

    Behavior Analysis Essentials is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT® certification through the ®, an independent certification organization. Completing this course does not guarantee certification.