Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis

The table below provides information regarding professional associations and licensing authorities where relevant for each State. Licensure for behavior analysts in Oregon is through the Oregon Health Authority, Health Licensing Office Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board. The Applied Behavior Analysis master’s program will seek accreditation through the Association of Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). The University of Oregon’s Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis program is designed to meet the content hours required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for coursework; however, BCBA certification requires eligible candidates to complete supervised fieldwork and pass the BCBA certification exam in addition to completing our Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Current students will apply for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification through Pathway 2: Behavior Analytic Coursework. Accreditation through ABAI would allow future students to apply for BCBA certification through Pathway 1: Degree from ABAI Accredited or Recognized Program.

Not all states have additional requirements for BCBAs to practice and, where applicable, most states provide certified BCBAs with a streamlined path to obtain state licensure. In Oregon, state licensure requires proof of BCBA certification with no additional educational requirements. Please note that this table does not include an evaluation of state specific requirements beyond educational requirements. Please directly contact the state licensing board and/or state professional organization for more information.

More information by state and territory

state/territory professional association LIcense Authority
Alabama

Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA)
Website: https://www.alabamaaba.com/
Email: AlabamaABA@gmail.com 

Alabama Department of Mental Health, Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensing Board
Website: https://mh.alabama.gov/alabama-behavior-analyst-licensure-board/
Email: balicense.dmh@mh.alabama.gov
Phone: 1-800-392-0821

Alaska

Alaska Association for Behavior Analysis (AKABA)
Website: https://alaskabehavior.org/
Email: akbehavior@gmail.com

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing
Website
Email: BehaviorAnalysts@Alaska.Gov
Phone: (907)465-2694

Arizona

Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA)
Website: https://azaba.org/
Email: arizonaABA@gmail.com

Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
Website: https://psychboard.az.gov/
Phone: (602) 542-8162

Arkansas

Arkansas Association for Behavior Analysis (ArkABA)
Website: https://www.arkaba.org/
Email: info@arkaba.org

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

California

California Association for Behavior Analysts (CalABA)
Website: https://calaba.org/
Email: info@calaba.org
Phone: (805) 275-2143

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Colorado

Colorado Association for Behavior Analysts (COABA)
Website: https://coaba.org/
Contact: https://coaba.org/contact-us/

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Connecticut

Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis (CTABA)
Website: https://ctaba.org/
Email: ctaba@ctaba.org

Connecticut State Department of Mental Health
Website
Email: oplc.dph@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 509-7603

Delaware

Delaware Association for Behavior Analysis (DEABA)
Website: https://gunji9.wixsite.com/deaba
Contact: https://gunji9.wixsite.com/deaba/copy-of-membership

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Florida

Florida Association for Behavior Analysts (FABA)
Website: https://www.fabaworld.org/
Email: info@fabaworld.org

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Georgia

Georgia Association for Behavior Analysts (GABA)
Website: https://www.georgia-aba.org/
Email: GeorgiaABA@gmail.com

Licensure laws were passed in May 2022.
For updates on implementation, see https://www.georgia-aba.org/licensure.

Hawaii

Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)
Website: https://haba.wildapricot.org/
Email: president@hawaiiaba.org

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Website: https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/programs/behavior/
Email: pvl@dcca.hawaii.gov
Phone: 586-3000

Idaho

Idaho Association of Behavior Analysis (IdABA)
Website: https://www.idahoaba.org/
Email: id.associationbehavioranalysis@gmail.com  

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Illinois

Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis (ILABA)
Website: https://www.ilaba.org/
Contact: https://www.ilaba.org/content.aspx?page_id=4&club_id=928255

Licensure laws were passed in May 2022.
For updates on implementation, see this website.

Indiana

Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)
Website: https://haba.abainternational.org/
Contact: https://haba.abainternational.org/contact/

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
Website: https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/medical-licensing-board-of-indiana/
Email: pla3@pla.in.gov
Phone: (317) 234-2060

Iowa

Iowa Association for Behavior Analysis (IowaABA)
Website: http://iowaaba.com/
Email: iowa.behavior.analysis@gmail.com

Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science
Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov
Phone: (515) 281-0254

Kansas

Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis (KansABA)
Website: http://www.kansaba.org/
Contact: http://www.kansaba.org/contact.html

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Website: https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/
Email: bsrb@ks.gov
Phone: 785-296-3240

Kentucky

Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis (KYABA)
Website: https://kentuckyaba.org/
Email: bluegrassaba@gmail.com

Kentucky Applied Behavior Analysis Licensing Board
Website: https://aba.ky.gov/
Email: ABA@ky.gov
Phone: (502) 892-4249

Louisiana

Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association (LaBAA)
Website: https://www.labaa.net/
Email: behavioranalystsla@gmail.com

Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board
Website: https://lababoard.org/
Phone: (225) 295-8413

Maine

Association for Maine Behavior Analysis (AMeBA)
Website: https://www.mainebehavioranalysis.org/
Contact: https://www.mainebehavioranalysis.org/contact/

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Maryland

Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA)
Website: https://www.mdaba.org/
Email: info@marylandaba.org

Maryland Department of Health Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
Website: https://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/analysts.aspx
Phone: 410-764-4732

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (MassABA)
Website: https://www.massaba.net/
Contact: https://www.massaba.net/contacting-mass-aba/

Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions
Website
Email: amh.board@mass.gov
Phone: 617-701-8683

Michigan

Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM)
Website: http://baam.emich.edu/
Email: baam@emich.edu

Michigan Board of Behavior Analysts
Website
Email: BPLHelp@michigan.gov
Phone: 517-241-0199

Minnesota

Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis
Website: https://www.mnaba.org/
Email: president@mnaba.org

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Mississippi

Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi (BAAMS)
Website: https://baamsdotorg.wordpress.com/2021/03/15/example-post-3/
Email: BAAMSinfo@gmail.com

Mississippi Autism Board
Website: https://www.msautismboard.ms.gov/
Contact: https://www.msautismboard.ms.gov/contact

Missouri

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis (MOABA)
Website: http://www.moaba.org/
Email: info@moaba.org

Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Behavior Analyst Advisory Board
Website: https://pr.mo.gov/ba.asp
Email: ba@pr.mo.gov
Phone: 573.526.5804

Montana

Montana Association for Behavior Analysis (MTABA)
Website: https://mtaba.org/
Contact: https://mtaba.org/form.php?form_id=12

Montana Board of Psychologists
Website: https://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/psychologists/
Email: DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV
Phone: (406) 444-6880

Nebraska

Nebraska Association for Behavior Analysis (NEABA)
Website: https://www.nebraskaaba.com/
Email: nebraskaaba@gmail.com

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Nevada

Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis (NABA)
Website: https://www.nevadaaba.org/
Contact: https://www.nevadaaba.org/contact

State of Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board
Website: https://www.nvababoard.org/
Email: information@nvababoard.org
Phone: (775) 746-9429

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Association for Behavior Analysis (NHABA)
Website: https://nhaba.net/
Contact: https://nhaba.net/contact/

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

New Jersey

New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA)
Website: https://njaba.org/
Email: info@njaba.org
Phone: (609) 910-0394

State Board of Applied Behavior Analyst Examiners
Website: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/abae/Pages/default.aspx
Email: behavioranalyst@dca.njoag.gov
Phone: 973-273-8070

New Mexico

New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis (NMABA)
Website: http://www.nmaba.org/
Contact: https://www.nmaba.org/contact-us/

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

New York

New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA)
Website: https://www.nysaba.org/
Email: info@nysaba.org

New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions
Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/aba/
Contact: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/aba/abacontact.htm

North Carolina

North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA)
Website: https://www.nc-aba.com/
Email: northcarolinaaba@gmail.com

North Carolina Behavior Analyst Licensure Board (NCBALB)
Website
Email: info@ncbehavioranalystboard.org
Phone: 919-443-0093

North Dakota

North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (NDABA)
Website: https://northdakotaaba.org/
Email: northdakotaaba@gmail.com

North Dakota State Board of Integrative Health Care
Website: https://www.ndbihc.org/
Email: ndbihc@gmail.com
Phone: (218) 791-0908

Ohio

Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis (OHABA)
Website: https://ohaba.wildapricot.org/
Email: ohaba@ohaba.org

Ohio Board of Psychology
Website: https://psychology.ohio.gov/Applicants/Certified-Ohio-Behavior-Analyst
Email: info@psy.ohio.gov
Phone: (614) 466 8808

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Association for Behavior Analysis (OKABA)
Website

Oklahoma Licensed Behavior Analyst Board
Website: https://olbab.oucpm.org/
Email: olbab@okdhs.org

Oregon

Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA)
Website: www.oraba.org
Email: President@ORABA.org

Oregon Health Authority, Health Licensing Office, Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board
Website
Email: hlo.info@dhsoha.state.or.us 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis (PennABA)
Website: https://pennaba.org/
Email: pennabaconference@gmail.com

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Association for Behavior Analysis (RIABA)
Website: https://www.rhodeislandaba.com/
Email: rhodeislandaba@gmail.com

Rhode Island Department of Health
Website: https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=290
Email: doh.elicense@health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-5960

South Carolina

South Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (SC ABA)
Website: https://sc-aba.org/
Email: southcarolinaaba@gmail.com

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

South Dakota

South Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (SDABA)
Website: https://southdakotaaba.wixsite.com/sdaba
Email: sdaba.info@gmail.com

South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Website: https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/socialwork/social.aspx
Email: office@sdlicensing.com
Phone: 605-642-1600

Tennessee

Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis (TABA)
Website: https://tennesseeaba.org/
Contact: https://tennesseeaba.org/contact/

Tennessee Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Committee
Website
Email: Unit1HRB.Health@tn.gov
Phone: 800-778-4123

Texas

Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA)
Website: https://www.txaba.org/
Email: txaba@txaba.org

Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
Website: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/bhv/bhv.htm
Contact: https://ga.tdlr.texas.gov:1443/form/csgeneralinquiry
Phone: 512-463-6599

Utah

Utah Association for Behavior Analysis (UtABA)
Website: https://www.ut-aba.org/
Contact: https://www.ut-aba.org/
(contact form at bottom of page)

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Psychology Board
Website: https://dopl.utah.gov/psych/
Email: b8@utah.gov
Phone: (801) 530-6628

Vermont

Vermont Association for Behavioral Analysis (VtABA)
Website: https://www.vtaba.org/
Email: contact@vtaba.org

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation
Website: https://sos.vermont.gov/applied-behavior-analysis/
Contact: https://sos.vermont.gov/opr/about-opr/contact-us/

Virginia

Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis (VABA)
Website: https://virginiaaba.org/
Contact: https://virginiaaba.org/contact/

Virginia Board of Medicine
Website: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Medicine/
Email: medbd@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 367-4600

Washington

Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA)
Website: https://www.washingtonaba.org/
Email: president@washingtonaba.org

Washington State Department of Health
Website
Contact: https://doh.wa.gov/about-us/contact-us

West Virginia

West Virginia Behavior Analysis Association (WVBAA)
Website: https://www.wvbaa.org/
Contact: https://www.wvbaa.org/contact

No state licensure law in place as of September 2022.
See: https://www.bacb.com/u-s-licensure-of-behavior-analysts/

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis (WisABA)
Website: https://www.wisaba.org/
Email: secretarywisaba@gmail.com

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Website: https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/BehaviorAnalyst/Default.aspx
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov
Phone: (608) 266-2112

Wyoming

No professional association

Wyoming Board of Psychology
Website: https://psychology.wyo.gov/
Email: Carla.Fleming@wyo.gov
Phone: (307) 777-5403

District of Columbia

District Association of Behavior Analysis (DCABA)
Website: https://districtaba.org/
Email: districtaba@gmail.com

No licensure law in place as of September 2022. 

Guam

No professional association

No licensure law in place as of September 2022. 

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Association for Behavior Analysis
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PuertoRicoABA1/

No licensure law in place as of September 2022. 

Virgin Islands

Caribbean Association for Behavior Analysis
Website: https://www.caribbeanba.org/
Email: info@caribbeanba.org

Note: No specific licensure for behavior analysis, but behavior analysis falls within the practice of psychology.
Website: https://www.usvipsychologyboard.com/