Applied Behavioral Analysis

There is a growing need for well-trained board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) across the country. According to BACB®, “Over the past 11 years, demand for behavior analysts holding BCBA certification has increased by 4,209%.
The UCSB PaCE department offers the 5th edition BCBA coursework 100% online, which has been approved and verified by ABAI. 

Are you ready to join our exciting program to launch your new career

IMPORTANT information for students who need to transition from the 4th Edition to the 5th Edition!

Applied Behavior Analyst

The BCBA 5th edition task list opens up the program to students with a Master’s degree in any field/discipline. Learn more.

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(NEW) Assistant Behavior Analyst

The BCaBA 5th edition task list opens up the program to students with an undergraduate-level degree. Learn more.

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The BACB currently accepts certification applications from individuals regardless of their country of residence. Effective January 1, 2023, only individuals who reside in the US, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom* may apply for BACB certification.
BACB certificants who obtained their certification before January 1, 2023, may maintain their certification indefinitely as long as they meet recertification requirements.
The BACB’s original announcement from 2019, Recent Changes to the BACB’s International Focus, provides additional information about this change. Please refer to this webpage for updates about future certification availability in other countries.