​​​The certification program for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)​ requires a Bachelor’s degree t​hat includes 12 credit hours of coursework in addition to the requirements for a major or minor in Psychology, supervised fieldwork, practicum hours, and  passing the B​ACB exam. A grade of 'B' or better is required for all courses in Central MIchigan University's BCaBA Certification Program.

Required Coursework:

PSY 370 Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
PSY 384 Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
PSY 500/570 Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Planning (3 credit hours)
PSY 586 Applied Behavior Analysis in Education (3 credit hours)

Recommended Courses:

​PSY 509 Behavioral Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
PSY 537 Organizational Behavior Managment (3 credit hours)
PSY 571 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
PSY 579 Behavioral Medicine (3 credit hours)

Required Practical Experience

To meet the experience requirements for BCaBA 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 (1000 hours)
Practicum (670 hours)
Intensive Practicum (500 hours)​

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