Becoming an Applied Behavior Analyst in Alaska

While many states are adopting the same requirements for Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA) certification, each state may have its own application process for state licensure. To help you figure out what you need in order to practice in the field, we have created guides on how to become licensed in the different states. This guide will help you figure out what you need to do to practice behavior analysis in the state of Alaska.

Is Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification Required to Become an ABA in Alaska?

If you want to practice applied behavior analysis in the state of Alaska, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification is required. An eligible master’s degree, fieldwork, and passage of an exam are all required in order to become certified through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Learn more about how to become a BCBA.

Alaska Behavior Analyst Fieldwork Requirements

Since Alaska behavior analysts are required to hold a BCBA certification, they need to complete either 1,500 hours of concentrated supervised fieldwork or 2,000 hours of supervised fieldwork. Once a student has attended the first class of his or her master’s program, he or she can begin fieldwork. With some Applied Behavior Analysis master’s programs, all required fieldwork may be included as part of your curriculum. Other programs may not have a practicum component at all, but may offer varying levels of assistance in securing field opportunities. Below, you will find information on fieldwork requirements for the ABA programs in Alaska that are Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) verified course sequences.

ABA Master’s Programs in Alaska

The following table offers information on ABA master’s programs offered in the state of Alaska. Further down, you will find information on each program’s practicum offerings:

Program Degree City Mode
University of Alaska Anchorage MS in Clinical Psychology Degree (Behavior Analysis Track) Anchorage On Campus

University of Alaska Anchorage

The MS in Clinical Psychology offered by the University of Alaska Anchorage features a behavior analysis track that is an ABAI verified course sequence. The entire program is 48 credits, including a six credit practicum. This practicum will get students the experience needed to sit for the BCBA exam. The program is offered on campus.

Online ABA Programs

If you are looking for other ABA degree options but do not want to leave your state, you may want to consider online ABA programs. Students may prefer the flexibility offered by these programs, which do not require regular commuting or a move close to campus. While some online programs will mimic the classroom experience by utilizing video streaming for live lectures and discussion, other programs will allow students to learn on their own time through pre recorded lectures and other tools. So, depending on how you learn best and what your schedule looks like, there are a variety of different online programs to choose from so that you can find one that matches your needs.

This resource on online ABA programs can help you explore online ABA program options. Our guide to admission requirements by program can help you determine which programs, including online programs, you may wish to apply to.

Applied for Behavior Analyst Licensure in Alaska

Once you are a BCBA, you can apply for licensure through the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. You will need to pay a $150 application fee and a $100 Behavior Analyst licensure fee, a $75 fingerprinting fee, and complete the application. After the application is submitted, a background check will be performed. You will need to submit your BCBA certificate or verification from the BACB.

How Do You Maintain Your Applied Behavior Analyst License in Alaska?

Behavior Analyst licenses are renewed biennially in Alaska, due at the end of September. Renewal is $100.