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What is the process for obtaining my BCBA through UCSB’s PaCE program?

  • Under the 4th edition task list, students will need a Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Behavior Analysis. Students will complete 270 coursework hours (total of 6 classes) and accrue 1500 supervised fieldwork hours. Afterward, students are able to sit for the exam.
  • Under the 5th edition task, students will need a Master’s degree in any field/discipline. Students will complete 315 coursework hours (total of 7 classes) and accrue 2000 supervised fieldwork hours. Afterward, students are able to sit for the exam.

 

Following changes are coming per BACB®:

  • BACB ® is in the process of switching from the 4th edition task list to the 5th edition task list. What does this mean? The 5th edition task list opens up the program to students with a Master’s degree in any field/discipline. Currently, under the 4th edition task list only students with a Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Behavior Analysis are eligible to take the exam.
  • Students under the 4th edition task list must complete all requirements (i.e., 270 hours of coursework and 1500 hours of fieldwork) and submit everything to BACB® prior to October 1st, 2021 in order to be considered for the 4th edition exam. If students are accepted by BACB® for the 4th edition exam, they have a 2-year authorization window to take the exam. If students DO NOT pass the exam within the 2-year authorization window, students must reapply under the new requirements (i.e., 5th edition). Also, if students are not able to complete all requirements by October 1st, 2021, students are encouraged to enroll in the 5th edition program. 
  • Interested students with a Master’s degree in a different field (NOT in Education, Psychology, or Behavior Analysis) must take the 5th edition route.
  • UCSB PaCE program will no longer accept students under the 4th edition task list as of the Spring of 2020. After the Spring of 2020, interested students must start under the 5th edition requirements.
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