Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

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BCaBA Coursework

Our BCaBA coursework is changing starting in Fall 2020 to meet new requirements of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Updated information to be posted here in September.

The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst ® (BCaBA ®) is an undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCaBA level must be supervised by someone certified at the BCBA/ BCBA-D level. BCaBAs can supervise the work of Registered Behavior Technicians and others who implement behavior-analytic interventions.

For additional information about BCaBA certification, please visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website.

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Sign up for upcoming info sessions in 2021 

  • January 13 - 6pm
  • February 3 - noon
  • March 3 - 6pm
  • April 7 - noon
  • May 5 - 6pm
  • June 2 - noon
  • July 7 - 6pm
  • August 4 - noon

Information sessions are a great way to meet faculty and learn about BCaBA coursework. The sessions will discuss the growing field of applied behavior analysis, the 2012 insurance reform legislation, career opportunities and job outlook, behavior analyst certification levels, course details, and touch upon the master’s level program leading to BCBA certification.

Courses are taken in a set sequence, beginning in fall, and are completed within one year. Registration information is not published in SAIL. Courses can be taken by undergraduate students to fulfill 15 credits of electives. They may also be taken by individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree, at a reduced non-credit rate. Registration information will be shared with eligible candidates after participation in an information session.

All information sessions will be held in Pawley Hall on the main campus of Oakland University. Participation in an information session is required.

BCaBAs Interested in Becoming BCBAs
BCaBAs who are in good standing may apply for the BCBA examination once they have completed additional required coursework at the graduate level as well as supervised experience required by the BACB.

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The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst ® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

ABA Program Faculty Advisers:

Jessica Korneder, BCBA-D 
Course Instructor, Practicum Advising
(248) 370-3080  

Diana Karditsas 
Program Liaison
(248) 370-4415

Enrollment Requirements
Candidates will:

  • have a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • have the potential for success in the field
  • have earned a bachelor’s degree before sitting for the BCaBA exam
  • have attended an info session / group interview.

The course sequence offered by Oakland University is pending approval by the Association for Behavior Analysis International in fulfillment of course requirements for the BCaBA credential.

Individuals accepted into these courses are responsible for arranging their own field work in compliance with the criteria set forth by the BACB; Oakland University can provide a list of options.


View Verified Course Content Hours

ABAI approval for 5th edition Task List is pending.

Coursework Overview

  • All courses will be taught by a BCBA or BCBA-D
  • 5 courses are required, offered over 12 months (beginning in Fall 2020)
  • Courses will be held on the campus of Oakland University
  • Tuition Rates:
    • Undergraduate Students: Upper Division Rate (16 credits)
    • PD Students (those who already have a Bachelor's degree): $700 per course (non-credit)

Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation. Oakland University is starting its 3rd cohort in fall 2019.

University Pass Rates