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BICC has developed requirements for eligibility to ensure that the application process is fair and impartial for all applicants. All candidates for certification must meet all of the eligibility requirements established by BICC in effect at the time of their application for certification.

Each eligibility requirement has been established to ensure that entry-level individuals certified by BICC have an acceptable level of knowledge and skill needed to demonstrate autism-specific competency and a commitment to consumer safety in treating the deficits and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or other appropriate certification recognized by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), licensed psychologist, or other licensed professional acting within the scope of his/her license.

A combination of both work experience and demonstrated knowledge are essential for individuals earning the BCAT credential.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Education: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Training: A minimum of 40 hours of training
  • Experience: A minimum of 15 supervised practicum/fieldwork hours working directly with individuals diagnosed with austism spectrum disorder
  • Ethics:
    1. Agree to adhere to the BICC Code of Ethics
    2. Successfully complete a background check & register with the BICC registry
  • Exam: Pass the BCAT examination

Applicants who fail to demonstrate that they meet all of the eligibility requirements will not be permitted to take the exam.

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All fees are non-refundable.
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