​​The certification program for BCBA requires a Master’s degree and includes 18 credit hours of graduate coursework, supervised fi​eldwork, practicum hours, and passing the BACB exam.

The required 18 credit hour curriculum for Central Michigan University's BCBA Certification Program is listed below. These are additional courses to the requirements for the School Psychology or Experimental Psychology programs and require a grade of 'B' or better.

Required Coursework (Tentative):

PSY 500/570 Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Planning (3 credit hours)
PSY 571 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
PSY 586 Applied Behavior Analysis in Education (3 credit hours)
PSY 680 Learning and Methodology (3 credit hours)
PSY 700 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
PSY 780 Behavior Therapy (3 credit hours)

Recommended Courses:

​PSY 509 Behavioral Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
PSY 537 Organizational Behavior Management (3 credit hours)
PSY 579 Behavioral Medicine (3 credit hours)

Required Practical Experience

To meet the experience requirements for BCBA Certification, experiential hours must be accrued. These experiential hours include supervised fieldwork and practicum hours. The following experiential hours may be accrued separately or in a combination of 2 or 3 of the following categories: Supervised Independent Fieldwork, Practicum, and Intensive Practicum.

Supervised Independent Fieldwork (1500 hours)
Practicum (1000 hours)
Intensive Practicum (750 hours)​​​

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