BCBA Certification Program

​​​​​​The certificate program offered by Central Michigan University’s Psychology Department is offered to regularly admitted undergraduate students who have a major or minor in psychology and primarily regularly admitted School Psychology and Experimental Psychology graduate students. The progam is for students who desire to obtain additional education, research, and practical experience working with individuals with special behavioral and learning needs using applied behavior analysis (ABA) principles.

The program is designed to provide​ students with knowledge, skills, and professional training to use these ABA principles with a variety of individuals and settings. Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide evidence-based practices in ABA and consultative services to support clients in schools, private practices, and agencies.

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)

The certification program for BCaBA requires a Bachelor’s degree 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 BACB exam.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

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

For additional information on certification or program requirements, contact the BCBA program at:

E-mail: BCBA@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-2850
Fax: 989-774-2553

1101 S. Franklin
Sloan Hall 180
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

Or log onto the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website at www.bacb.com.

Central Michigan University’s BCBA certification program is funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Community  Health through the Michigan Legislature.


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