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College of Psychology Certification and Licensure

The College of Psychology is home to outstanding bachelor's, specialist, and doctoral programs that meet the highest professional standards. Our evidence based curriculum and expert faculty provide our students with high quality instruction that is student-centered and highly engaging. Our outstanding faculty guide students, not only in discovering and appreciating the factual content of their respective fields of study, but also in developing the critical and creative thinking skills essential to producers or consumers of science and the investigative skills of aspiring professionals, researchers, and clinicians. Therefore, our highly prepared graduates are well received in their chosen professions and are employed locally, nationally and across the globe.

More information on the College's accredited programs are located at http://psychology.nova.edu/about/accreditation.html. The following provides additional information on certification and state licensure.

ABA Certification

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB) has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take either the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. Students wishing to fulfill BACB requirements for professional certification should contact the BACB for specific information and advisement. It is recommended that students register with the BACB in order to receive monthly newletters and stay well-informed of credentialing requirements. Please check with an academic advisor regarding course planning and selection. Students wishing to fulfill BACB requirements for professional certification should contact the BACB for specific information.

State Licensure/Certification

State licensure/certification requirements for the clinical psychology, school psychology, and counseling programs offered at the College of Psychology are regulated by individual states, and as such vary from state to state. Students are responsible for verifying their individual eligibility for licensure/certification periodically through a careful review of state licensure regulations, as they are subject to change. Counseling students can review state licensure requirements at http://www.nbcc.org/directory

A degree conferred from an APA or NCATE accredited program may not automatically mean acceptance of the program curricula by a given state for the purpose of professional licensure. Students are responsible for verifying their individual eligibility through careful review of the state licensure regulations in the state in which they plan to practice to determine its specific requirements.

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