Register for the BCAP

The only autism specific postgraduate level certification accredited by the NCCA

Board Certified Autism Professionals

Certification as a Board Certified Autism Professional (BCAP) demonstrates behavior analytic competency in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and a commitment to consumer safety by graduate-level professionals who are independent practitioners. Board Certified Autism Professionals provide evidence-based autism treatment services, including but not limited to conducting behavioral assessments, treatment planning, functional analysis of maladaptive behaviors, direction of technicians, and direct treatment to address the deficits and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis.

What is Certification?
Professional certification is different than a training or educational program. Training programs offer a certificate of attendance when an individual completes the coursework, but they do not generally award a credential or require ongoing recertification. The BCAP certification program was developed using a nationally recognized process to define the roles and responsibilities of autism technicians. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements and pass the exam are granted use of the BCAP credential.


  • Possess a minimum of a graduate degree from an accredited institution
  • 285 Hours of Coursework
  • 1000 Hours Experience
  • Adhere to the BICC Code of Conduct
  • Successfully complete a background check
  • Pass BCAP Exam

BCAP Candidate Handbook

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.

BCAP Exam Content Outline

The BCAP exam is 175 multiple choice items. Candidates have 3 hours to complete the exam. Topics covered by the exam are listed below, followed by a detailed content outline.

Requesting an Accommodation

BICC provides accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See "Accommodations for those with Disabilities in Section 8 of this Candidate Handbook for information on special accommodations.

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