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Board Certified Autism Technician
Board Certified Autism Technician

Certification as a Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT) demonstrates autism-specific competency and a commitment to consumer safety by entry-level individuals who treat the deficits and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis and under the supervision of a qualified health care professional (QHCP). A qualified health care professional is an individual who is qualified by education, training, and licensure (when applicable) who performs a professional service within his/her scope of practice and independently reports that professional service. QHCPs who are qualified to direct BCATs include Board Certified Autism Professionals (BCAP), Board Certified Behavior Analysts, licensed psychologists, or licensed and/or certified professionals with applied behavior analysis in their scope of practice acting within their competency.

Eligibility Requirements
18 years or older
Minimum of a high school
diploma or equivalent
40 Hours Training
15 Hours Experience
Adhere to Code of Ethics
Pass ongoing background
checks
Pass BCAT Exam
  • 18 years or older
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • 40 Hours Training
  • 15 Hours Experience
  • Adhere to Code of Ethics
  • Pass ongoing background checks
  • Pass BCAT Exam
BCAT Candidate Handbook

About the Behavior Intervention Certification Council
BICC was established in 2013 to promote the highest standards of treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder through the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of all aspects of the certification and certification renewal processes.

BCAT Exam Content Outline

The BCAT exam is 150 multiple choice items. Candidates have 2.5 hours to complete the exam. Topics covered by the exam are listed below, followed by a detailed content outline.

Guide to BCAT Registration

Mission Statement
The mission of BICC is to enhance public protection by developing and administering a certification program consistent with the needs of behavior analysts to recognize individuals who are qualified to treat the deficits and behaviors.

Exam Fees

An application fee is due at the time your application is submitted:

  • Eligibility Verification & Examination
  • Exam Application and Test Fee  $74
  • Criminal Background Check       $50
Scheduling Your BCAT Exam

The BCAT exam is offered year-round at testing sites across the United States and internationally. A list of test centers is available at www.behavioralcertification.org.  BICC has no control over scheduling at vendor-affiliated testing centers.

Preparing for the BCAT Exam

How the Exam was Developed
The BCAT examination was developed by a diverse group of practitioners in partnership with test development experts in a manner consistent with generally accepted psychometric principles and best practices for certification.

Requesting an Accommodation

Special Accommodations Request Form
If you have a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete this form and the Documentation of Disability-Related Needs Form.

Maintaining Certification

Purpose
BICC requires the continuing professional development of its certificants to ensure that individuals who hold the BCAT credential maintain an ongoing commitment to learning, keep pace with developments in the field of behavior analysis, and strengthen their knowledge.

Our New BCAT App is Coming Soon!

Created by behavior analysts to ensure integrity and consumer safety in the evidence-based treatment of autism spectrum disorder.