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What is a BCBA?


In order to achieve and maintain this credential a professional must:

  • Have a Masters level (BCBA) or doctoral level (BCBA-D) education from an approved program

  • Have completed a minimum of 1500 hours supervised field experience using applied behaviour analysis

  • Have passed the board certification exam (international)

  • demonstrate adherence to Ethics Code For Behaviour Analysts

  • Ongoing learning requirements

More specifically, a Behaviour Analyst

  • Has a specialization in human behaviour and learning

  • Is scientifically driven and uses evidence to inform decision making

  • Is constantly learning and incorporating new proven methodologies into their practice

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What is ABA?

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the practice of applying the principles of learning theory in a systematic way to change behavior in a socially significant way.

ABA is widely recognized as the only scientifically valid therapy available for treating behavioral issues associated with ASD but it is also so much more.

ABA has been used extensively in special education, group homes/supported residential settings, and the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  It is also used in healthcare settings, educational settings, animal training, and even business (organizational behaviour management).

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