Interested in Becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)?

Board certified behavior analysts are in high demand to serve individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) partnered with the University of South Carolina (UofSC) to sponsor courses for persons interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). The program is convenient and comprehensive for aspiring behavior analysts. Any South Carolina resident with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree may apply to this two-year program. The coursework is a non-degree granting course sequence and verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. The supervised field work will meet the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requirements for BCBAs. Persons interested in becoming a BCaBA or BCBA may apply.

Twenty-five (25) individuals will be selected to participate in the coursework over the course of six (6) semesters. Six (6) of the twenty-five (25) individuals will be selected to participate in the supervised fieldwork over the course of five (5) semesters. The courses will include online synchronous and asynchronous components as well as face-to-face classes. Your place of employment may qualify as a field work site. To be considered individuals must submit this completed application, a copy of his/her highest degree achieved and participate in a scheduled phone interview. Individuals chosen will have the following course sequence sponsored by SCDHHS:

  • Summer 2021: Course 1 (three credits)
  • Fall 2021: Course 2 (three credits) and Supervised Fieldwork 1 (three credits)
  • Spring 2022: Course 3 (three credits) and Supervised Fieldwork 2 (three credits)
  • Summer 2022: Course 4 (three credits) and Supervised Fieldwork 3 (three credits)
  • Fall 2022: Course 5 (three credits) and Supervised Fieldwork 4 (three credits)
  • Spring 2023: Course 6 (three credits), Course 7 (three credits) and Supervised Fieldwork 5 (three credits)

The application period for Cohort 3 will open in Fall of 2020.

Final selections will be announced in January 2021.

Application

Application will be available for download in Fall of 2020.

 BCBA Certification Information 

To learn more about certification in behavior analysis, visit the BACB website at BACB.com.

University of South Carolina Coursework Information

To learn more about coursework at UofSC visit this website 

For More Information

Contact Stephanie Turner at Autism@scdhhs.gov

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