Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Verified Course Sequence Program

A Verified Course Sequence (VCS) is a set of courses that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International as meeting specific coursework requirements, content hours, and faculty standards.


VCS and Accreditation

ABAI VCS is not ABAI Accreditation. Verification indicates that coursework meets the minimum content-hour requirements for eligibility criteria. Accreditation is a peer-review process guided by standards in which a program completes a comprehensive review of the overall coursework, faculty, research, curriculum, experiential learning, and outcome measures of the overall program. Although complete programs that contain a VCS may apply for accreditation from ABAI, it is not required.


Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Verification of the course sequence meets coursework eligibility criteria for either BCBA Option 1 or BCaBA coursework requirements as part of the application for BACB examinations. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. 


VCS content hour requirements for BACB examination applications

BCBA Level Content Areas

BCaBA Level Content Areas



VCS Outcomes

  • Completion of a Verified Course Sequence may not grant completion of a degree; a university or institution awards the degree after all institutional requirements are met. 
  • Completion of a Verified Course Sequence does not grant approval of an examination application. Each application is reviewed by the BACB and includes additional requirements
  • Completion of a Verified Course Sequence does not award BACB certification. Certificates of completion provided by a program or university are not to be confused with BACB certification. 



FAQs for Verified Course Sequence Transfer


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