CBPA-AS Eligibility

This certification program is designed for professionals with experience implementing a progressive approach to ABA interventions for individuals diagnosed with ASD and in clinical supervision of staff implementing progressive ABA-based interventions. Eligibility includes both education and experience requirements.

Experience Requirements

8,000 hours (approximately 4 years full-time) experience in ABA with a concentration in autism

A minimum of 6,000 of these experience hours must be accumulated after obtaining a master’s degree.

Of the 8,000 required hours:

  • at least 6,000 hours must include providing clinical supervision of others working with individuals diagnosed with ASD.
  • at least 2,000 hours must include providing direct intervention for individuals diagnosed with ASD

Education Requirements

Master’s or doctoral degree (or the international equivalent) in one of the following areas:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Behavioral Science
  • Behavior Modification*
  • Psychology*
  • Behavioral Psychology*
  • Education*
  • Special Education*
  • Social Work*
  • Speech & Language Pathology*
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior*
  • Health Services Research*
  • Marriage Family Therapy*
  • Child Development*

*Non-ABA master’s or doctoral degrees also need a minimum of 12 hours/credits focused on ABA content.

Note: Historical or international equivalent degrees are accepted

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