Supervision Information

To find a supervisor for supervised fieldwork, please visit the BACB Certificant Registry.

If you are currently taking 4th edition coursework, you must complete all coursework, degree, and supervision requirements AND receive Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) approval to take the exam prior to December 2021.

  • Please see the BCBA/BCaBA Experience Standards for current information on obtaining your experience hours.
  • We recommend that students begin collecting experience hours as soon as possible after beginning the course sequence so that they have time to collect all the required hours and sit for the 4th edition exam.

If you are taking 5th edition coursework in our MA program or GACT-ABA, please see the updated Fieldwork Requirements.

  • We recommend that students begin collecting supervised fieldwork hours while taking courses so that they can benefit from applying what they are learning in their classes and by bringing their applied experiences back into the classroom.
  • If you are taking 5th edition coursework in our MA program or GACT-ABA program AND you plan to complete all coursework, degree, and supervision requirements AND receive BACB approval to take the exam prior to December 2021, you are only required to meet the current supervision requirements.
  • If you are taking 5th edition coursework in our MA program or GACT-ABA program and you do not think you will be able to complete all coursework, degree, and supervision requirements and receive BACB approval to take the exam prior to December 2021, we recommend that you plan on meeting the updated Fieldwork Requirements.

For more information on recent and upcoming changes to BACB requirements, please be sure you are receiving the BACB newsletter.

Behavior Analysis Online is not responsible for ensuring that our Master of Arts degree or Graduate Academic Certificate in ABA meet state licensure requirements. Each student is responsible for determining the requirements to practice ABA in the state in which they wish to practice.