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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.

Students who will be eligible to apply for the examination by October 1, 2021 must complete PSYC 302, 368, 379, 424, and 474, along 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.

The requirements to sit for the examination will change after the October 1, 2021 application window. Students who think they will want to sit for the examination after this date should contact Katheryn Kestner, Ph.D. or  Claire St. Peter, Ph.D. for more information.