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Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysis Sequence

The Department of Psychology offers undergraduate students a course sequence pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Students who complete the course sequence and the experience requirements are eligible to take the certification exam to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). For more information, visit the BACB website.

In addition to required courses for the major, students in this sequence will take: PSYC 202, 204, 302, 379, 382, 424 and 474. In addition, students who want to take the certification exam must complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised independent field work in behavior analysis.

Arranging the supervised field work is the student’s responsibility, either during undergraduate study or after graduation. Although the WVU course sequence provides the requisite course work for certification as a BCaBA, it cannot guarantee completion of the experiential hours required to sit for the exam.