Many jobs in Applied Behaviour Analysis in Canada and around the world require the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) credential which is offered through the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The BACB has reached an agreement with the The Association for Behavior Analysis International to oversee the verification of College and University ABA programs for BACB certification.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified that the ADS ABA course sequences meet the coursework requirements (Option 2) for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

The Department of Applied Disability Studies verified course sequences include the following courses: ADST 5P70, ADST 5P71, ADST 5P72, ADST 5P73, ADST 5P74, ADST 5P75, ADST 5P76, and an elective (1 of ADST 5V70, ADST 5V71, ADST 5V72, ADST 5V73, and ADST 5P42).

When applying the BCBA certification, ADS MA, MADS, and Diploma graduates in the ABA specialization who have successfully completed all required courses in one of our Verified Course Sequences (VCS) can enter the Brock ADS VCS number into the online application and are not required to submit individual course information or have their coursework requirement re-assessed by BACB®.

For graduates applying to be certified:
The Brock ADS 4th Edition ABAI VCS number is 4234.
The Brock ADS 5th Edition ABAI VCS number is 51276.

Our BCBA Exam Pass Rates for students passing the BCBA exam on their first try can be found at the link below.


BACB Liaison & ABAI VCS Coordinator, Dr. Rosemary Condillac.

ABAI Verified Course Sequence

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