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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

Beginning December 1, 2018, ABAI will begin managing the Verified Course Sequence (VCS) system under which sequences of courses that prepare behavior analysts to sit for Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exams are approved. This system was originally established by the BACB to easily identify training programs that met basic coursework requirements to sit for the exams. However, professional associations customarily oversee training programs within a discipline, and the BACB and ABAI have made an agreement that ABAI will take over this program as part of its objectives to foster high-quality education in behavior analysis. As part of this commitment, ABAI is developing its own process and procedures to evaluate and verify course sequences that meet the coursework requirements for candidates attempting to become certified by the BACB. 

 

As such, the BACB will no longer manage the VCS system as of December 1, 2018. This includes listserv communications for VCS Coordinators, making modifications to existing sequences, and review of pending applications. All applications that have not been approved by December 1 will need to be submitted to ABAI on or after January 1, 2019. On January 1, 2019 ABAI will manage all aspects of the VCS system. This includes accepting new applications, renewing current VCSs, and managing modifications to existing VCSs. 

 

FAQs for Verified Course Sequence Transfer

 

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