Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

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*NEW for Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 Admissions*
A new funding opportunity is available through a partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education and UH Manoa's Department of Special Education to fund candidates interested in becoming Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBAs).

If you are a current DOE employee and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, please refer to this FAQ for more information on this new funding opportunity.

For this funding opportunity only, the Spring 2019 deadline has been extended until November 1, 2018.  Please contact for more information.

Spring 2019 Deadline: Extended until October 15, 2018

This program is for students who are interested in pursuing certification in behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved our course sequences as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination® or the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Please refer to the BACB website for detailed information.

View updated BCBA/BCaBA Certification Examination pass rates associated with Verified Course Sequences.

Class Type, License, & Certification

ONLINE/HYBRID PROGRAM: Primarily online courses with up to two face-to-face meetings each semester. Online courses may include synchronous class sessions in the early evenings. Neighbor island candidates travel to Oahu on select Saturdays. Face-to-face meetings will include an option to meet online for candidates outside of the state.


Approved Course Sequences        

BCBA Course Sequence (*18 credits)        

SPED 603: Principles of Behavior

• SPED 614: Assess & Instruction- Severe/Autism
• SPED 630: Positive Behavior Support
• SPED 632: Language Development & Intervention- Severe/Autism
• SPED 671: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (prerequisite: SPED 603)
• SPED/DIS 673: Ethics & Professional Conduct
*May be taken while pursuing master's degree

University Practicum (Optional) UH Manoa is a BACB-approved university practicum provider for supervision towards the BCBA certificate. You must have begun the appropriate program to be enrolled in practicum supervision. Available to candidates on all Hawaii islands. All supervision requirements can be completed by enrolling in 2 credits of university practicum for 5 semesters (BCBA).
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