Evaluation Of Coursework

If you have completed behavior-analytic coursework that was not a part of a verified course sequence, you may submit a coursework evaluation application to determine if your coursework meets all or a portion of the current Option 1 requirements.

The review process often involves multiple interactions between the applicant and BACB Program Specialists. As such, applicants should submit coursework for evaluation at least 90 days before they plan to submit an exam application. There is a $100 fee for coursework evaluations. This fee is applied to your exam application fee, but the online application will not automatically adjust the amount. After you have paid for and received the results of your coursework evaluation application, you will need to complete the exam application online but select to pay by check so that you can submit a check for the final amount (less the $100 coursework evaluation fee) or call in to have an invoice created in your account, which will allow you to pay via credit card. Please note that all fees are non-refundable.

All coursework used to qualify for BACB certifications must be taken for academic credit. Coursework submitted for the BCBA must be taken for graduate credit. Coursework for BCaBA-level certification may be undergraduate or graduate credit. Syllabi for each of the courses that you would like reviewed must be submitted with the application. All courses submitted must be listed on your transcript with a passing grade of “C” or higher (in the case of pass/fail courses, a grade of “pass” must be listed). You do not need to submit an official transcript with your coursework evaluation application, but an official, unopened transcript will be required with your exam application.

We are unable to recommend specific programs or tell you which courses to take to fulfill remaining content hours once your review is completed. However, we will provide you with details about the hours that have been verified in each content area for the courses reviewed.

Past determinations that were made under prior versions of the BACB’s coursework requirements and that were not appealed at the time will be honored by converting the previously-determined content hours to the corresponding content areas under the current (4th ed.) requirements. This applies both to Verified Course Sequences and individual coursework evaluations approved toward the 3rd Edition coursework requirements.

BCBA/BCaBA Application for Coursework Evaluation – Coursework review only. Not an application for any BACB exam.

Fourth Edition Task List

Course Content Allocation Requirements

Guide to Chapter 6 - Evaluation

In this section you need to describe how the enquiry process can be improved by questioning how the reliability of the methods used to collect the data have affected the accuracy of the results and validity of the conclusion. Answer the following questions:
o Have you collected enough data?
o Have you had any problems collecting this data?
o Describe the disadvantages of the techniques used o Would your results have been improved if you had collected more data, different data, data at a different time or data with a different method?
o How might you improve your methods if you repeated the study?
o Do you think your results are accurate?
o If your results are accurate/inaccurate are these the result of the methods used?
o Identify which results support your hypothesis and give reasons
o Identify which results reject your hypothesis and give reasons
o Explain why your conclusions might not be applied to other similar examples
o Explain why your conclusions might be invalid or wrong
o What needs to be done to:
1. Increase the accuracy of results
2. Increase the reliability of methods
3. Increase the validity of the conclusions

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