About Us


The Behavioral Support Specialist (BSS) certificate program teaches participants to effectively and independently conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), design function-based interventions, and support school-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) efforts. The unique three-course sequence has provided comprehensive instruction to 1500 students since 2001.

The program delivers web-based online training for personnel who provide behavioral support in classrooms, schools, and related environments. Courses - offered every Fall and Spring semester - target certified personnel already employed in schools.  They are also effective for persons with a BA/BS who work in a variety of settings addressing children or adults with emotional, behavioral, or developmental disabilities. 

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If you have additional questions about the BSS certificate or courses, 
contact Rebecca Hartzell, Ph.D., BCBA-D