Consortium Application Process
Board Certified Behavior Analysts™ work in homes and hospitals, clinics and classrooms and any other setting where reducing problem behavior and improving human performance is important.
There are a limited number of spaces available to consortium participants in each annual cohort. For each cohort, the consortium will determine the number of students to accept. Each participating university will accept an equal number of students unless determined otherwise. In the event a participating university does not fill its quota, another university may accept additional students. Each university reviews applications and accepts participants following the consortium and member institution guidelines. Deadlines are decided by the participating universities and published on the consortium website when decisions are made. Incomplete applications are not considered. Those applications that meet criteria but are not accepted to begin a cohort are added to a waiting list and applicants may be contacted prior to the start of the cohort to fill any vacated spaces. Applications from individuals not selected to begin a cohort and fully completed applications received after the deadline are not carried over to the next cohort application process, but must be updated and resubmitted. To apply, each applicant must complete all of the following steps:
- Apply to the VA-ABA Consortium using the common online application at http://spedsurvey.gmu.edu/snap/2016/aba-consortium-application/
- Wait for notification from the consortium that the participant is eligible to apply for the program at the participant’s nearest home institution;
- Contact the nearest home institution for application to the graduate or non-degree program at that institution and any other specific admission criteria; and
- Await confirmation from the home institution that the participant has been accepted to the consortium and the home institution.
Eligibility for Program ParticipationEligible participants for the Consortium must have a minimum of a master's degree from an accredited university (see below) that was (a) conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or (b) conferred in a degree program in which the candidate completed a BACB® approved course sequence. Master’s degrees must be conferred by:
- a United States institution of higher education listed in the CHEA Database of Institutions and Programs Accredited by Recognized U.S. Accrediting Organizations; or
- a Canadian institution of higher education that is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada or the Association of Canadian Community Colleges; or
- an institution of higher education located outside the United States or Canada that, at the time the applicant was enrolled and at the time the applicant graduated, maintained a standard of training equivalent to the standards of training of those institutions accredited in the United States as demonstrated by
World Education Services or by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (BACB.com, 2013).