How do you become certified in ABA?

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  1. AnthonyA

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    Hi. Can anyone tell me how I can become certified in ABA? Thanks in advance! :)
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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  4. AnthonyA

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    Thanks so much. I googled around and found this link :

    http://www.bacb.com/maint_frame.html

    That shows the requirements for obtaining a BCBA (the BCaBA is the lesser of the two).
    I'm fine under section A of the college requirements. However, section B requires specific coursework:

    a. 15 hours in ethical considerations in behavior analysis
    b. 45 hours in definitions and characteristics & principles, processes and concepts
    c. 35 hours in behavioral assessment & selecting intervention outcomes strategies
    d. 20 hours in experimental evaluation of interventions
    e. 20 hours in measurement of behavior & displaying and interpreting data
    f. 45 hours in behavior change procedures & systems support
    g. 45 hours Discretionary

    I'm not sure how many of those categories/hours fall under the Special Education classes I took.

    I'll have to look into it some more.

    Thanks so much for your help!
     
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    You're welcome. Good luck!
     
  6. teachersk

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    You also need a Masters degree for the BCBA.
     
  7. AnthonyA

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    Yes teachersk, I do have my Masters. Thank you as well... :O)
     
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    None of your special education classes will work for BCBA. You have to take specific ABA type course. There are approved colleges listed on the site that offer the program. Since you have a masters, you can take 5 classes and do the required experience which is like a year or so, then sit for the exam.

    I would go back to the BCBA website and look up colleges near you that offer the program. There are places where you can take the coursework online, but they dont offer the experience portion.

    I would get the New York schools for you, but something is up with the website. good luck
     
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    Thank you very much! I will go to the site and look into it all... :)
     

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