The experience requirement for the BCaBA would not be part of the Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate Program. Students would have two options to do their required experience outside of the certificate.
1. University Practicum Experience: The student would register for 8 units of university practicum experience [90.0 hours per unit equals 720 practicum hours (24 hours per week)]. Students must be supervised weekly at least 10.0% [72 hours of the 720 hours (2.4 hours per week)] of the hours spent in university practicum experience. Students would meet with the university faculty member (1.0 hours per week) and with their on-site BCBA supervisor (1.4 hours per week) for weekly supervision (total of 2.4 hours per week).
Courses to meet the University Practicum Experience approved by BACB (8 Units):
COUN 4096 - Initial Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (4)
COUN 4097 - Advanced Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (4)
2. Students could do their supervised independent fieldwork with the current employer by following the guidelines mandated by the BACB.
U.S Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure
Program: Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate Program
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
25-2052.00 - Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School (score = 93/100)
25-2051.00 - Special Education Teachers, Preschool (score = 92/100)
25-2053.00 - Special Education Teachers, Middle School (score = 80/100)
25-2054.00 - Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (score=80/100)
19-3031.03 - Counseling Psychologist (score = 73/100)
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
One to Two years (3 Semesters)
Cost of Attendance for the entire normal duration (e.g., two semesters, at two courses per semester) of this certificate program:
Once the students enter the Assistant Behavior Analysts Certificate Program, they should be able to complete the certificate in three semesters, at an average of three courses per semester.
Tuition and fees:___$9,516.00_______
Books and supplies: ____$1,809.00__________