BCBA Certificate Program

Program Description

This program delivers a flexible but rigorous fully online Verified Course Sequence approved by the BACB addressing all of the information required to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. This program is comprised of 21 units (seven-course sequence). This means that the certificate program can be completed in a period of 15 months, which includes three consecutive semesters and one summer session.  Students with a BCBA can work in clinics, schools, or the home of children/adults with behavior problems. This non-degree program does not lead to a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis or Teacher Certification.

This Certificate program is not eligible to receive federal financial aid; however, you may attempt to secure a private educational loan. Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) accepts and works with all private education loan providers. Students are encouraged to explore their options and find a lender and loan which best meets their needs.

Requirements for Admission

  • Master’s degree from accredited college or university with
  • A minimum of 3.00 grade point average
  • Experienced supervision by someone who already holds the BCBA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Core Coursework 21 Units

Program students must complete these seven 3-unit courses. The Verified Course Sequence in the BCBA Certificate Program address competencies in the following areas:

SERP 502: Behavior Principles and Disability: Assessment and Intervention

  • 28 hours - Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • 3 hours - Measurement (Including Data Analysis)
  • 6 hours - Identification of the Problem & Assessment
  • 8 hours - Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change & Specific Behavior Change Procedures

SERP 529A: Advanced Positive Behavioral Support

  • 3 hours - Ethical & Professional Conduct
  • 13 hours - Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • 2 hours - Measurement (Including Data Analysis)
  • 3 hours - Identification of the Problem & Assessment
  • 9 hours - Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change & Specific Behavior Change Procedures
  • 3 hours - Behavior Change Systems
  • 6 hours - Intervention & Behavior Change Considerations
  • 6 hours - Implementation Management & Supervision

SERP 529B: Advanced Positive Behavioral Support

  • 3 hours - Ethical & Professional Conduct
  • 2 hours - Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • 7 hours - Measurement (Including Data Analysis)
  • 19 hours - Identification of the Problem & Assessment
  • 2 hours - Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change & Specific Behavior Change Procedures
  • 4 hours - Intervention and Behavior Change Considerations
  • 8 hours - Implementation, Management, & Supervision

SERP 552: Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • 2.5 hours - Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • 1.5 hours - Measurement (Including Data Analysis)
  • .5 hours - Experimental Design
  • 4.5 hours - Identification of the Problem & Assessment
  • 27 hours - Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change & Specific Behavior Change Procedures
  • 4 hours - Behavior Change Systems
  • 5 hours - Intervention & Behavior Change Considerations

SERP 553: Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis

  • 45 hours - Ethical & Professional Conduct

SERP 555: Applied Behavior Analysis: Personnel Supervision and Management

  • 45 hours - Basic concepts essential in applying applied behavior analysis in personnel supervision and management of employees, parents, and other professionals.

SERP 590: Single Subject Research

  • 3 hours -  Ethical & Professional Conduct
  • 2 hours - Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • 15 hours - Measurement (Including Data Analysis)
  • 20 hours - Experimental Design
  • 3 hours - Behavior Change Systems
  • 2 hours - Intervention & Behavior Change Considerations

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