BCBA & BCaBA Supervision

The Behavior Analysts at Behavior Basics meet the requirements set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to provide supervision to students seeking to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Supervision is provided using the Behavior Basics Supervision Modules, which are based on the 4th Edition BACB Task List and meet all BACB requirements.

To become a BCBA the Behavior Analyst Certification Board requires 1500 hours of independent supervised experience of which a minimum of 75 hours should be direct. For BCaBAs this is 1000 hrs with a minimum of 50 hours direct.These numbers are lower if you are acquiring your hours through Practicum or Intensive Practicum options. While supervision amounts vary, most supervisees at Behavior Basics will receive supervision at least 1-2 times per week.

Supervision is currently provided to students in Virginia, Maryland and DC through Supervised Independent Fieldwork and to George Mason University's ABA students through the Practicum and Intensive Practicum options. Staff working with Behavior Basics’ clients as Behavior Technicians receive training to become Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT), as well as supervision hours as part of their contract. All other supervisees are responsible for finding their own clients and are subject to an hourly rate for the direct supervision. A combination of live and remote supervision services is also available. 

In order to get a broad range of experiences, we try to assign each supervisee at least two supervisors and encourage you to work with multiple clients with varying needs. Additionally, as you move through the program, you will also have opportunities to engage in research and other projects.

New supervisees are accepted each semester. If you are interested in receiving supervsion, please contact us. Placements are made 2 months prior to the start of the semester.