During Initial Start-up Period
During the initial start-up period, the IBAO™ is making the IBA™ certificate available to applicants who meet the educational, experiential, supervision, and exam criteria outlined below. The requirements for the start-up period can be met by individuals who have obtained the requirements for other certificate programs. However, no specific certifications are required to meet the start-up period requirements to attain the IBA™. If an individual has met the IBAO™ start-up period requirements, proof of those requirements being met will be required for certification. One way to verify our requirements is to provide proof through the verification of any other single certificate or through the verification of multiple certificates and documentation. A BCBA® or QBA® is not required for obtaining the IBA™ during the start-up period. However, verification of either of those certificates would provide evidence that the IBAO™’s start-up period requirements have been attained.
If you possess a BCBA®, BCaBA®, or QABA® and wish to obtain the IBA™, please follow these steps:
- Purchase the IBA™ certification
- Send an email to email@example.com with a photo, copy, or screen shot of your BCBA®, BCaBA®, or QABA®
- The IBAO™ will verify your documentation and process the order
- You will receive an email with a link to your digital certification
Master’s, specialist, or doctorate degree from an accredited university in behavior analysis, applied behavior analysis, psychology, education, special education, or another related field.
Applied Behavior Analysis Course Content
At least 250 hours in Behavior Analysis, Applied Behavior Analysis, and related professional coursework.
Amount of Supervision
The equivalent of 1250 supervised experience hours are required. An hour of supervision is required for every 20 hours of supervised experience resulting in at least 60 hours of supervision through the 1250 hour experience.
Any certified behavior analyst at the master’s or doctorate level. Ph.D.-level professors of behavior analysis, applied behavior analysis, psychology, or special education who are behavior analysts.
Scope of Supervision
Supervised activities must be behavior analytic in nature. The activities can and should be both direct service provision as well as administrative and planning activities. Examples of direct service provision include conducting functional behavioral assessments, implementing behavioral interventions, teaching activities that use applied behavior analytic instructional methods, etc. Examples of administrative and planning activities include data analysis, graphing, data interpretation, planning assessments, personnel management and training for how to conduct an FBA or implement behavioral strategies, etc.
The majority of supervision should be conducted one on one with the supervisor and trainee.
Face to face supervision is preferred by distance and off-site video methods are acceptable if face to face options are not accessible
Both the supervisor and trainee must adhere to ethical guidelines and principals relevant to behavior analysis.
An examination covering behavior analytic content administered from an accredited body must be passed.
Exam shall consist of at least 100 questions.
The exam was administered in person with a qualified proctor, at a test center, or online (if the online administration also included either automated or live online proctoring).
Verification of the start-up/grandfathering documentation is required for obtaining the IBA™ credential. Supporting documentation might include university transcripts, supervision records, exam scores, or current certifications such as the BCBA®, BCBA-D®, or QBA®. If applicants have questions about what would be required in their specific situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.