BACB approves Forest ABA Programs

Forest Institute is pleased to announce that the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) has approved the course sequence  as meeting the 270-hour coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination and the 180-hour coursework requirement for taking the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination under the 4th Edition requirements that will go into effect in 2015.


The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to the national standards for boards that grant professional credentials. The BACB certification procedures and content undergo regular psychometric review and validation, pursuant to a job analysis survey of the profession and standards established by content experts in the field.

The BACB has developed:

  1. Eligibility Standards to take the BACB Certification Examinations
  2. Renewal and Recertification Standards to maintain certification
  3. Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts
  4. Professional Disciplinary Standards with appeal procedures
  5. A Certificant Registry
  6. A process to approve university course sequences and practica
  7. Procedures to approve continuing education providers
  8. Professionally developed and maintained certification examinations.