How to Become a BCaBA®

Do you want to become a BCaBA®? Unsure of what task list and study materials to use? Questions about BCaBA® requirements? Look no further than our complete BCaBA® guide. Afterwards, check out our BCaBA® exam prep materials!

BCaBA® Frequently Asked Questions

Let us answer your questions about BCaBA® salaries, the BCaBA® task list, BCaBA® exam prep, BCaBA® requirements and more.

What are the BCaBA requirements?

As of January 1, 2022 there are two ways to become a BCaBA. 1) Receive a degree from an ABAI-accredited bachelor's program and complete the required fieldwork or 2) Complete an undergraduate degree, behavior-analytic coursework, and the required fieldwork.

Can I study for the BCaBA exam using BCBA materials?

Yes! We encourage you to use BCBA materials to study for the BCaBA exam. BCBA materials are guaranteed to have everything you need to prepare for the BCaBA exam.

How many BCaBA hours can I earn a month?

You can earn no fewer than 20 hours a month but no more than 130 hours a month. These hours must be earned within five continuous years. At least 40% of fieldwork must be unrestricted activities.

What is a typical BCaBA salary?

BCaBA salaries vary by state and company. BCaBAs will make less than BCBAs, but can typically expect to make anywhere from $45,000-$65,000 depending on experience. Again, BCaBA salary varies by company and location. You should inquire when applying for your BCaBA position.

Are the BCBA and BCaBA Task Llist Different?

The only difference between the BCBA and BCaBA task list are items F-8, F-9, H-9, and I-6 on the BCBA task list. Other than that, the task lists are identical.

What are the BCaBA fieldwork requirements?

You need to complete either 1300 supervised fieldwork hours or 1000 concentrated supervised fieldwork hours. You can start earning hours once you obtain a supervisor and you start behavior-analytic coursework.

How often do I need to be supervised?

You must make 4 contacts and get 5% of your hours supervised per period for supervised fieldwork, and 6 contacts and 10% of hours per period for concentrated fieldwork.


BCaBAs typically do everything BCBAs do except for conducting functional analyses and certain functional assessments as it relates to supervision. Insurance companies typically reimburse BCaBAs at a lower rate as well which leads to a disparity in pay for BCaBAs and BCBAs.

BCaBA® Exam Videos

Our YouTube videos are designed to aid in your BCaBA® exam preparation. Since the BCBA and BCaBA® task list are so similar it is completely safe to use BCBA materials to study. We actually encourage it!

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