Additional Requirements

  • Candidates must have completed or be in the process of completing a master’s degree in behavior analysis or a related field approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), including education or psychology. To see if your prior education experience qualifies, contact the Department of School Counseling and School Psychology at (626) 815-5424.
  • While program coursework satisfies the educational requirements for BCBAs, candidates receive this designation only upon passing the BCBA exam. Visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website at to learn more about certification requirements.
  • A behavior analyst is certified by the BACB after passing the BCBA certification exam. To sit for the exam, a candidate must apply directly to the BACB and provide evidence of having a master’s degree or higher, completion of 225 classroom hours of graduate-level instruction in the specified content areas established by the BACB, and completion of 1,500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork in behavior analysis. Azusa Pacific does not provide this supervision.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.