What is the difference between the 4th edition and 5th edition?


The 5th edition task list opens up the program to students with a Master’s degree in any field/discipline. Under the 5th edition, students will need to complete 315 coursework hours and accrue 2000 fieldwork hours. The 5th edition exam will be available as of January 2022. Under the 4th edition task list only students with a Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Behavior Analysis is eligible to take the exam. Students are expected to complete 270 coursework hours and accrue 1500 fieldwork hours. Students MUST take the 4th edition exam prior to December 31, 2021

We are no longer accepting applications for the 4th edition. Students are encouraged to apply for the 5th edition program.

For more information, visit BACB.


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