CFS Students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Greatly Exceed Pass Rate Average for BCaBA/BCBA Examinations
The majority of CFS students in both the master’s and undergraduate minor programs in Applied Behavior Analysis who took BCBA and BCaBA examinations in 2014 passed on their first try. The percentage of those passing greatly exceeded the national average.
According to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. James E. Carr, a total of 4,813 first-time test takers sat for the BCBA examination, with a passing rate of 60%. From USF’s master’s program, of the 45 first-time test takers who sat for the BCBA examination, 93% had a passing rate.
A total of 849 first-time test takers sat for the BCaBA examination, with a passing rate of 62%. From USF’s undergraduate program, of the 6 first-time test takers who sat for the BCaBA examination, 83% had a passing rate.
“We are extremely pleased with how well our students are prepared for the examinations,” said Dr. Ray Miltenberger, Director of the ABA Program in the Department of Child & Family Studies at USF. “This is telling us that our instructional models are working well.”
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to international standards for boards that grant professional credentials. For additional information about the BACB, visit http://www.bacb.com/index.php.
For additional information about the USF ABA program, visit http://aba.cbcs.usf.edu/.