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 https://psychology.nova.edu/about/accreditation.html. The following provides additional information on certification and state licensure.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take either the 5th edition Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. 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. It is recommended that students register with the BACB in order to receive monthly newsletters and stay well-informed of credentialing requirements.
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 CAEP 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.