BCBA Exam

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Exam 

The Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB®) provides certification of behavior analysts who meet qualifying standards. Candidates must have completed specific academic coursework standards and supervised experience requirements. Candidates must also pass an international examination assessing knowledge of behavior analysis to qualify as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).

A certificate or concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at MSP provides students with the preparation sit for the BCBA Examination.   

MSP encourages and supports graduates through the process of achieving their highest level of licensure, depending on degree. Toward this goal, MSP is committed to offering and expanding helpful resources.

BCBA Resources

Understanding the BCBA Exam can help reduce pre-test stress, following links are provided to alumni to assist in this process:

The Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB)

Pearson VUE – testing administrator 

Reimbursement for BCBA Exam Fees by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reimburse qualified individuals for fees paid to take the BCBA Exam, effective August 1, 2011. For more information go to the Department of Veterans Affairs or call 1-888-442-4551 (1-800-829-4833 for the hearing impaired).

AATBS Student and Alumni Discount

MSP has partnered with AATBS, the leading provider of exam prep and continuing education for behavioral and mental health students and professionals, to offer students and alumni discounted access to their products and services.  This benefit is being provided to you based on our relationship with AATBS and is available to you exclusively because you are a student or graduate from Michigan School of Psychology. 

To see available products and access your discount, please visit BCBA Exam Prep (aatbs.com) and use promo code PARMSOP during the checkout process.

Peer-led BCBA Preparation Workshop

As a part of MSP Career Service Month, Hannah Riesser, MA, BCBA (MA with ABA ’21, Current PsyD I) will be presenting on How to Study for the BCBA Exam. This workshop is intended for current students or alums who are ready to begin the studying process and would like to know what is in store.

There is no shortcut to careful and thorough preparation for the BCBA examination. This workshop is peer-led and intended to be a supplement to comprehensive study programs.

This year the presentation will take place on May 16 at 5 PM. RSVP here for more information.

Updated 3/08/2022

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