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

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.

 

An institution may offer a VCS embedded within a degree program, as a stand-alone sequence (certificate program), or both. A VCS may offer coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level. Some programs may elect to further separate VCS programs by masters- and doctoral-level coursework.

 

VCS Programs

ABAI has two types of VCSs: verified coursework for Behavior Analyst Certification Board examination applications and verified coursework for a certificate of completion from ABAI in Culturo-Behavior Science studies.

 

 

Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Culturo-Behavior Science
BACB VCS CBS VCS
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.

Verification of the course sequence meets coursework eligibility criteria for a certificate of completion in Culturo-Behavior Science studies from the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they earn the certificate.

 

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.

 

 

VCS Outcomes

  • Completion of a VCS may not grant completion of a degree; a university or institution awards the degree after all institutional requirements are met.
  • Completion of a VCS does not authorize an individual to become certified, licensed, or credential. Specific country, state, or third-party requirements must be met.
  • Completion of a BACB VCS does not grant approval of an examination application. Each application is reviewed by the BACB and includes additional requirements.
  • Completion of a BACB VCS does not award BACB certification. Certificates of completion provided by a program or university are not to be confused with BACB certification.
  • Completion of a CBS VCS does not award a credential - the CBS certificate of completion indicates ABAI has recognized a student's completion of rigorous coursework and specialized trianing in the area of Culturo-Behavior Science.

  

FAQs for Verified Course Sequence Transfer

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