How to Become an ABA Therapist

To become an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist, you need a high school diploma or equivalent. Though some jobs require a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, some ABA therapist positions only require an associate degree and, possibly, certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. In these degree programs, you study the basics of behavior analysis and child development to gain the skills and qualifications you need to successfully complete your responsibilities in this career.