SDSU's Department of Special Education offers programs with course approval from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®
towards the BCBA, as well as the Advanced Certificate in
Note: If you want to enroll at SDSU only
to take the courses toward the BCBA, you must enroll in the
Advanced Certificate in Behavior Analysis. (If you want a certificate
from SDSU, you must take at least 12 units.) Therefore, all candidates
should enroll in the Advanced Certificate program.
BCBA: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Coursework consists of 19 credit hours (7 classes).
- Classes can be completed in a 1-year period, but most students require 2 years.
- Those interested in completing BCBA coursework should already hold
an M.A./Ph.D. or should be concurrently enrolled in a graduate program
at SDSU or elsewhere.
- Fieldwork (1,500 hours. Not offered through SDSU; See Required Fieldwork below.)
Note that these SDSU programs provide only the coursework for the BCBA. In order to be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam
and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, you must also complete
fieldwork (1,500 hours for BCBA). Students must
make their own arrangements for fieldwork and supervision. See the BACB website for a registry of certified supervisors in your area.
Gainful Employment: Federal Disclosure Requirements
Please visit the Gainful Employment Disclosures page for federal disclosure requirements regarding gainful employment (Gainful Employment Disclosures Accessible Version).