Behavioral Analysis License | Department of Psychology


Graduate Behavior Analysis License Requirements

The Global Institute for Behavior Analysis in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno is an ABAI-accredited program and is also an ABAI-approved Verified Course Sequence (VCS). Our program’s curriculum can lead to certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and licensure eligibility in Nevada and many other states.

BCBA Certification Information

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) certifies individuals who reside in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Completion of our program ensures that you will meet the training requirements for certification. However, the program may not meet other requirements (such as supervised experience). Students wishing to obtain their BCBA certification are encouraged to review the requirements outlined at

State License Information

Licensure in most states is based on your BCBA certification. Although most states recognize that graduating from a VCS-approved program and holding a BCBA certification are sufficient proof that an application for a license meets the requirements for When it comes to education and experience for licensing in their jurisdiction, some state boards have additional requirements beyond the ABAI VCS requirements. Students may be able to meet specific educational requirements while enrolled in the behavior analysis program by tailoring their electives and gaining hands-on experiences that will meet the requirements of the state licensing board to which you apply.

If you intend to obtain a license in Nevada or another state, we VERY recommend that you contact the relevant state licensing board to familiarize yourself with their specific requirements and to determine their eligibility criteria.

Contact information for each state licensing board is provided in the table below.


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