The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has recently published Verified Course Sequence pass rate data for 2016. This provides information on the percentage of first-time candidates who sat and passed the exam to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) from each Verified Course Sequence in this year. We are very pleased that six candidates from the University of Kent sat the exam and we had an 83% pass rate. Congratulations to the new BCBAs and best of luck to all Tizard graduates sitting the exam in 2017!
Testimonials from two of the new BCBAs:
After working in the field of ABA for 7 years before I enrolled on the MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the University of Kent, I honestly felt as though I had a good knowledge of what Applied Behaviour Analysis was and how to use the scientific principles to enhance the lives of the clients I worked with. Well, how wrong was I?!
The Tizard Centre’s Masters Course in ABA combined an in depth theoretical course content, alongside the chance to then practically apply these principles in real life situations with the clients I worked with. At every step of the way what I learnt was put into practice which gave the science a ‘function’ for me, and all supervised by some of the most influential and skilled Behaviour Analysts in the world.
I believe this is what prepared me best for passing by Board Certification Exam the following May. Not only that, but I did not have to rote learn acronyms and their descriptions from slides and books to pass the exam, as I had been taught how to apply these principles in real life situations and see the outcomes for myself. I wanted to make a real impact in my future career as a Behaviour Analyst and I feel the Tizard Course, its content and structure, has enabled me to do this. The Course gave me a more thorough understanding of what applying the scientific principles of Behaviour Analysis really entails and the impact it can have on the lives of all.
My name is Thanos Vostanis, and I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) working with Children and Adults with Disabilities. I have managed to receive my certification recently after completing the required coursework and supervised practice while also receiving a passing grade at the BACB exams. I completed my MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) at the University of Kent, and I believe that it was one of the main reasons I have successfully received my certification. The coursework was of excellent standards while the supervision sessions, which were delivered by acclaimed academics with significant experience, provided both the theoretical as well as the practical advice needed to help me improve as a student and clinician. I firmly believe that my time at the University of Kent developed my skills and background knowledge and prepared me for a successful career in Behaviour Analysis. I warmly recommend this course to anyone interested in studying ABA.