Certification & Licensure
The School of Health Sciences at Touro Applied Behavior Analysis curriculum meets the educational requirements to receive licensure in the state of New York. While 31 other states have passed legislation to regulate behavior analysts, our MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Program and Advanced Certificate in Behavior Analysis programs do not yet meet the requirements for licensure in those states. Please visit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) website for a full list of states that have passed legislation to regulate the licensure of behavior analysts.
Our programs are among the first programs in New York State to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a behavior analyst in accordance with Subpart 79-17 of the New York State Commissioner’s regulations and our graduates are eligible for LBA licensure. Behavior analysis license applicants must also meet additional requirements as outlined by the NYS Education Department.
The School of Health Sciences at Touro Applied Behavior Analysis curriculum does meet the educational requirements to sit for a certification exam in all 50 states. Accordingly, graduates are eligible to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination.
Acceptance into the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Program or Advanced Certificate in Behavior Analysis Program is not a guarantee of licensure. Graduates must meet the requirements and standards of organizations or state licensing bodies.
Some authorities only recently passed laws requiring behavior analysts to be licensed and have not yet implemented an application system. In these cases, links are provided above to the regulatory law. Touro cannot warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information conveyed in the links above as the information is frequently being updated.