ABA Courses Approved - Meets Requirement for Certification Exam
Effective January 1, 2011, new Missouri law requires insurance
coverage for autism spectrum disorders, which includes Applied
Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy provided by state licensed behavior
analysts or certified assistant behavior analysts.
The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute offers a
MS degree in ABA (for those with bachelor's degree in psychology or a
related field) or a certificate in ABA (for those holding a master's
degree in psychology or a related field). By completing the program, one
can fulfill the requirements to become a Licensed Behavior Analyst
(LBA). To hold the title of LBA, individuals must hold a master's degree
in psychology (or related field) and pass the certification exam given
by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Upon passing the
exam, one is designated a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Forest Institute's ABA coursework
has been approved by the BACB for delivery at our Springfield and St.
Louis locations, thus satisfying the requirement to sit for the
certification exam. The coursework includes completion of 225 hours of
BACB-approved graduate level instruction. Additionally, to sit for the
exam one must complete a certain number of hours of experience.
For additional information, please contact admissions toll-free at (800) 424-7793 or email
. Information regarding the Behavior Analyst Certification Board may be found at http://www.bacb.com