Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Department of Psychology offers a certificate in applied behavior analysis (ABA). This certificate program prepares students with the academic instruction required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), Inc.® to be eligible to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) examination. Additional requirements for eligibility to take the BCaBA exam include an undergraduate or graduate degree in an approved field (e.g., Psychology, Education, Social Work) and supervised fieldwork. Fieldwork is not a requirement of the department’s certificate program and must be obtained independently. The program will assist students in locating appropriate practicum locations and arranging supervision. For additional information on fieldwork requirements please visit the BACB website. The Department of Psychology’s certificate program is designed to provide students with an academic and professional background in ABA. Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be prepared for employment in a variety of community and private settings/organizations or to pursue graduate education in ABA. The certificate is comprised of four courses that have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. ® based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each of the four courses to earn the certificate. This certificate is offered to both degree seeking students as well as community persons seeking professional advancement. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admission guidelines.

Requirements for a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

PY 455Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis3
PY 456Research Methods and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis3
PY 457Behavioral Interventions3
PY 458Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis3
Total Hours12