Students, including prospective students, should review state licensure requirements for Applied Behavior Analysts prior to applying to or enrolling in Regis College’s Applied Behavior Analysis program. Completion of a Regis College program does not guarantee eligibility for state licensure or receipt of a license.

An indication is provided below regarding whether Regis College’s program meets a state’s licensure requirements, does not meet a state’s licensure requirements, or if Regis College has not yet made a determination whether such program meets a state’s licensure requirements. For states in which Regis College has not yet made a determination whether such program meets a state’s licensure requirements, please contact the state agencies listed in the table below.

For states in which Regis College has not yet made a determination whether such program meets a state’s licensure requirements, please contact the state agencies listed in the table below.

Please be advised that you should determine whether the program will meet your state’s licensure requirements prior to enrolling in such program. This document is for information purposes only and cannot be relied upon as an official listing of state licensure requirements.

State Does the ABA Program Meet the Educational Requirements? Requirements for Licensure Application Website
Alabama Yes
  • A completed licensure application
  • Proof of having passed the Behavior Analyst Certification exam and been certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® by the certifying entity
  • Application review fee and licensure fee payable to the Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensing Board
  • A completed application for criminal background check
  • Two (2) complete sets of fingerprint cards
  • Fee for completion of background check
Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensure Board
Alaska Yes
  • A completed licensure application
  • Pays the fees established by the department
  • Passing the Behavior Analyst Certification Examination offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc., or another examination approved by the department
  • Currently certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc., or another certifying entity approved by the department
  • Furnishes evidence satisfactory to the department that the person has not engaged in conduct that is a ground for imposing disciplinary sanctions under AS 08.15.060
  • Has been fingerprinted and has provided the fees required by the Department of Public Safety for criminal justice information and a national criminal history record check
Regulation of Behavior Analysts
Arizona Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Application fee
  • Completed application with required supporting documents
  • Verification of 1500 hours of supervised experience via either BACB® Experience Verification Form(s) sent directly to the Board by the training program administrator/supervisor or BACB, OR Arizona’s Supervised Training Experience or Independent Fieldwork Verification form sent directly to the Board by the training program administrator or supervisor
  • Mandatory Confidential Information form (non-public information)
  • Official transcripts from all graduate institutions attended, sent directly to the Board by the university/college
  • Verification of credential (e.g., license, certification or registration) in other jurisdictions or certification by a national certification board, if applicable
  • Completion of the Arizona Statement of Citizenship and Alien Status accompanied by copy of ID from the evidence list
Behavior Analyst Applications
Arkansas Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
California Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established, but legislation has been proposed.  
Colorado Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established. According to the Colorado State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists, “ABA practitioners (e.g., those certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board) are not required to register as a Psychotherapist unless they engage in the practice of psychotherapy as defined in section statute in addition to their ABA work.” ABA Requirements Defined
Connecticut Yes
  • Online application for licensure and fee
  • Applicant must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • Provide verification of BCBA certification and any other out of state behavior analyst licenses held.
Behavioral Analyst Licensing Requirements
Delaware Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established. Autism Service Providers
District of Columbia Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
Florida Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
Georgia Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established, but legislation has been proposed. GABA is currently pursuing state licensure for Behavior Analysis
Hawaii Yes
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Passing the Behavior Analyst Certification Examination and maintaining active status
  • Copy of certificant contact information from BACB find a certificant search tool
  • Letter of Good Standing from BACB
Behavior Analyst Program
Idaho Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
Illinois Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established. However, behavior analyst credentials must be approved by the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities before receiving payments for services billed under the Illinois Adult, Children's Support and Children's Residential Medicaid Waivers. Illinois HB1824 Behavior Analyst-Licensure
Indiana Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established, but legislation has been proposed. Senate Bill 172 - Licensure of Behavior Analysts
Iowa Yes
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Proof of BACB certification
Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
Kansas Yes
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Official verification of certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
  • Official transcripts covering all applicable college or university coursework, including the degree required by BACB to obtain your certification
  • Verification of any other out of state behavioral of health sciences licenses, certifications, or registrations
Kentucky Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Master’s or doctoral degree
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Official transcripts for all education required for licensure
  • BACB certification
  • Proof of completion of five hours of board approved training in reporting abuse, neglect, and exploitation
Applied Behavior Analysis Licensing Board
Louisiana Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Official transcripts from education institution
  • BACB verification form
  • License verification form, if applicable
  • Criminal background check
  • Pass jurisprudence exam and fee
Maine Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
Maryland Yes
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Official transcripts in sealed envelope
  • Copy of BCBA certification
  • Copy of the receipt from the criminal history records check
Massachusetts Yes
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Official transcripts in sealed envelope
  • Passing the Behavior Analyst Certification Examination
  • Provide verification (letter of standing) for any other out of state behavior professional license
  • Criminal offender record screening (CORI); Practicum Forms
  • Copy of BCBA certification
Michigan Yes
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Criminal background check
  • Verification of licensure, if applicable
  • Verification of current certification in good standing with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Minnesota Unable to determine As of February 2021, no ABA licensure requirements have been established, but legislation has been proposed. Behavior Analyst Licensure
Mississippi Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Application for licensure (with notarized affidavit and signed criminal background request for fingerprint card) and fee
  • Passing the Behavior Analyst Certification Examination and verify current and active certification
  • All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts attended from all institutions
  • Oral exam
Oral Examination and Meeting Date Schedule
Missouri Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Social Security Number Disclosure Notice
  • Verification of Licensure Form, if applicable
  • Verification of BCBA certification from BACB
  • Criminal background check and fingerprinting
  • Evidence of at least two hours of suicide assessment, referral, treatment, and management training.
Montana Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • Montana-approved background check
  • Provide verification (letter of standing) for any other out of state behavior professional license, if applicable
  • Verification of BCBA certification from BACB
  • Documentation of 100 hours of clinical supervised experience beyond the hours set forth in the current “BACB Experience Standards” required by the BACB for the current certificate level of the applicant
Nebraska Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
Nevada Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Application for licensure and fee
  • U.S. citizenship or lawfully entitles to remain and work in the U.S.
  • Character reference forms
  • Copy of BCBA certificate and verification of BCBA certification from BACB
  • Official transcripts sent directly from institution where degree was granted
  • Fingerprint background waiver form
  • State examination
New Hampshire Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
New Jersey Pending As of January 2020, the Behavior Analyst Licensing Act was signed. However, as of February 2022, the New Jersey State Board of Applied Behavior Analyst Examiners has not yet established licensure regulations. State Board of Applied Behavior Analyst Examiners
New Mexico Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
New York No Due to strict licensure regulations, Regis College students in the Applied Behavior Analysis program are not eligible for licensure in the state of New York, therefore Regis is not able to accept students planning to practice in the state of New York. Students currently residing in New York, but planning to practice and complete clinical hours out of state are able to apply. NYS Applied Behavior Analysis: License/Certification Requirements
North Carolina Unable to determine/Pending The NC Psychology Board states that “Behavior analysis is included in the definition of the practice of psychology, pursuant to NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 90-270.2(8). In order to practice psychology in North Carolina, including behavior analysis, one must be licensed by the NC Psychology Board, unless one is exempt from licensure pursuant to NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 90-270.4.” In May 2021, Senate Bill 103 regarding Behavior Analyst licensure was passed. As of September 2021, the North Carolina Behavior Analyst Licensure Board has been formed, but has not yet established licensure regulations. Until North Carolina establishes their licensure regulations, behavior analysts must meet requirement above.
North Dakota Yes
  • Complete application initiation form and fee
  • Board certification from the BACB
Ohio Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Complete application and fee
  • BCBA certification
  • Three letters of reference
  • Criminal background check
  • Attendance at jurisprudence workshop
  • Earning a passing score on a post-workshop written examination covering the material presented in the workshop
Oklahoma Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Copy of BCBA certification
  • Copy of valid photo ID
  • Professional reference
  • Statement of Professional Disclosure
Applicants
Oregon Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Verification of BCBA certification from BACB
  • Copy of two forms of acceptable identification
  • Fingerprint based criminal records check
  • Affidavit of Licensure form any state where the individual holds or has held a behavior analyst where the license is active or inactive
Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board - License Information
Pennsylvania Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established. Board Certified Behavior Analysts® may practice in Pennsylvania without a specific license. However, Pennsylvania does offer a Behavior Specialist license that may be required for billing specific insurance companies for services provided. Requirements for a Behavior Specialist License include:
  • Complete application and fee
  • Official notification of information (self-query) from National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Three hours of DHS approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting
  • Criminal history record
  • Child abuse history clearance
  • FBI Criminal Background Check
  • Verification of Master’s (or higher) degree
  • Verification of functional behavior assessment experience
  • Verification of clinical/in-person experience
  • Verification of 90 hours of evidence-based coursework
  • Verification of licensure in any state where the individual holds or has held a license
Application for a Behavior Specialist License
Rhode Island Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Proof of BCBA certification from BACB
  • BCI criminal background check
  • Verification of Licensure form any state where the individual holds or has held a license
South Carolina Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established, but legislation has been proposed. SC Association for Behavior Analysis - Licensure FAQ
South Dakota Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Proof of BCBA certification from BACB
  • BCI criminal background check
  • Verification of Licensure form any state where the individual holds or has held a license
  • Official transcripts
  • Employment record
  • Statement of any criminal record, disciplinary proceedings or pending complaints
Application for Behavior Analyst License
Tennessee Yes, however see bolded text under requirements for licensure application section.
  • Complete application and fee
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Declaration of citizenship form
  • Photograph
  • Two recommendation letters on letterhead from ABA professionals or professionals in a related field
  • Verification of Licensure form any state where the individual holds or has held a license
  • Criminal background check
Texas Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Current BCBA certification from BACB
  • Compliance with all professional, ethical, and disciplinary standards established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • Statement of any criminal record, disciplinary proceedings or pending complaints
TDLR may request an official copy of your college transcripts or other information related to your education and training.
Utah Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Official documentation of passing the BCBA examination
  • Official transcripts
  • Verification of Experience form
  • Medical qualifying questionnaire
Vermont Yes
  • Complete online application and fee
  • Scanned copy of your BCBA certificate from the BACB
Virginia Yes
  • Complete online application and fee
  • Verification of credentials from the BACB
  • Employment Activity (Form B) Questionnaire
  • NPDB Self Query
  • Verification of Licensure form any state where the individual holds or has held a license
Washington Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Verification of credentials from the BACB
  • Verification of Licensure form any state where the individual holds or has held a license
Different requirements for applicants who do not have BCBA
West Virginia Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established. Applied Behavioral Analysis
Wisconsin Yes
  • Complete application and fee
  • Verification of credentials from the BACB
  • Convictions and Pending Charges form and malpractice suits or claims form (both if applicable)
  • Verification of Licensure form any state where the individual holds or has held a license
Wyoming Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
Guam Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
Puerto Rico Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established.  
US Virgin Islands Unable to determine As of February 2022, no ABA licensure requirements have been established, however, applied behavior analysis falls within the practice of psychology as defined in the Virgin Islands Board of Psychology Rules and Regulations (169.1 (d)). Title 27 Virgin Islands Rules and Regulations Chapter Two Board of Psychology