To qualify as a Level I provider, a person must:
1. Be employed by an EIDBI provider agency
2. Have either:
• At least 2,000 hours of clinical experience and/or training in the examination and/or treatment of people with ASD or a related condition
• Completed the equivalent in graduate-level coursework at an accredited university (Note: Coursework must be documented and in one or more of the following areas: ASD or related condition diagnostics, ASD or related condition treatment strategies or child development).
In addition to one of these qualifications, a person also must meet at least one of the following requirements:
• Have a doctoral or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health, child development or related fields (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy)
• Be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral™ (BCBA-D™) or a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®)
• Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health, child development or a related field (e.g., mental health, special education, social work, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, etc.) and advanced certification in one of the DHS-recognized treatment modalities.
• Be a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) and have 4,000 hours of supervised clinical experience that meets all registration, supervision and continuing education requirements of the certification.