The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified Clarion University’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst® course sequence as meeting the 5th edition 315-hour coursework requirements for taking the BCBA examination, as well as the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst sequence as meeting the 225-hour coursework requirements for taking the BCaBA examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
"The verification of the Clarion ABA/CLM courses continues the innovative approach we are taking to creating behavioral educators," said Dr. Cristin Ketley, assistant professor of special education and disability policy studies. "This verification keeps the content of our courses in line with what professionals need most in their jobs and the current trends in the field of behavior analysis. Our courses blend teaching strategies and the concepts of behavior analysis in a way that allows our students to practice increasing participation in individuals in positive, supportive ways, and the continued verification of that blended content from ABAI allows us to reach more educators and behavior analysts."
The BCBA is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals who are certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic series. In addition, BCBAs supervise the work of BCaBAs, Registered Behavior Technicians, and others who implement behavior-analytic interventions.