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Upcoming Changes to the BACB Requirements:

The last day to submit an application for the BACB’s 2022 eligibility requirements is Dec. 31, 2026. The following dates list the last semester students may begin a program and meet the current (5th edition) BACB academic eligibility requirements:

Program typeLast semester to start *2022 Eligibility ProgramProgram completion date
Master’s degree Fall 2024 Summer 2026
Grad cert that meets BCBA eligibility requirements  Spring 2025 Summer 2026
Grad cert that meets BCaBA eligibility requirements Summer 2025 Summer 2026

Review BACB changes here:

Why Behavior Analysis?

In addition to learning skills that help you make a positive difference in others' lives, behavior analysis education also makes you highly employable. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) practitioners know that certification is the key to job growth and security.

There is a growing need for well-trained board-certified professionals in behavior analysis to work or consult in schools, early intervention programs, day programs, residential settings and home-based programs. The career opportunities are expansive and growing.

Changes to Certification Requirements

If you will finish your coursework or complete your fieldwork after January 1, 2027 you should apply to one of the new programs listed below.

  • New programs will meet 2027 Behavior-Analytic Coursework eligibility under Pathway 2.
  • Certification Requirements are no longer using the term "Edition"

New Programs for 2027 Certification Requirement changes:

  • (Starting Spring 2025)
  • (Starting Summer 2025)
  • (Starting Fall 2025)

Application Information

Work toward your Behavior or Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate or Earn Your Behavior Analysis Professional Practice, M.A.

Fall 2024: applications close Aug. 12, 2024

Spring 2025: applications close Dec. 2, 2024

Summer 2025: applications close April 21, 2025


Registration Information

Fall 2024 registration opens June 10, 2024 at 8:00 am EST

Spring 2025 registration opens November 12, 2024 at 8:00 am EST

Admitted students may register online through .

Semester Date Information

Summer 2024: May 6, 2024-August 17, 2024

Fall 2024: August 26, 2024-December 14, 2024

Spring 2025: January 13, 2025-April 26, 2025



*Course formerly titled the 21st Century BCBA Supervision Course Series (as of July 1, 2022)

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Behavior Analysis Essentials:
A 40-hour Behavior Technical Training

Behavior Analysis Essentials is designed to meet the 40-hour training requirement for RBT® certification through the ®, an independent certification organization. Completing this course does not guarantee certification.