Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
|Stephanie Kuhn, Program Coordinator
||Phone: (203) 837-3206
||J. Burke; S Kuhn.
WCSU offers a graduate certificate approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®), to prepare students for the national certification examinations sponsored by the BACB. All four courses are offered online and can be completed in one year to earn the certificate.
Two Online Behavior Analysis Certificates
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Certificate
This 16-credit, four-course sequence is designed for people who have completed an accredited bachelor’s degree. Completion of the four-course sequence and completion of 1,000 hours of supervised independent fieldwork in behavior analysis make the student eligible to take the BCaBA certification examination sponsored by the BACB®. Visit http://bacb.com for more information.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate
This 19-credit, five-course sequence is designed for people who have completed an accredited graduate degree. Completion of the five-course sequence and completion of 1,500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork in behavior analysis make the student eligible to take the BCBA certification examination sponsored by the BACB®. Visit http://bacb.com for more information.
From the BACB.com website
Eligibility to sit for the BCBA certification examination requires the completion of Sections A and B below and compliance with all other rules and requirements of the BACB.
A. Degree Requirement:
Possession of a minimum of a bachelor’s and master’s degree that were conferred in behavior analysis or other natural science, education, human services, engineering, medicine, or a field related to behavior analysis and approved by the BACB from any of the following:
1. United States or Canadian institution of higher education fully or provisionally accredited by a regional, state, provincial, or national accrediting body or
2. an institution of higher education located outside the United States or Canada that, at the time the applicant was enrolled and at the time the applicant graduated, maintained a standard of training equivalent to the standards of training of those institutions accredited in the United States.
B. Training and Experience Requirements
Course work: The applicant must complete 225 classroom hours of graduate-level instruction (see Acceptable Course work below) in the following content areas and for the number of hours specified:
- Ethical considerations-15 hours
- Definition and characteristics and principles, processes and concepts-45 hours
- Behavioral assessment and selecting intervention outcomes and strategies-35 hours
- Experimental evaluation of interventions-20 hours
- Measurement of behavior and displaying and interpreting behavioral data-20 hours
- Behavioral change procedures and systems support-45 hours
- Discretionary-45 hours
Acceptable Course work: College or university courses in behavior analysis that are taken from an institution that meets the requirements specified in Section A.
Students are required to visit http://bacb.com to fully understand the requirements to sit for the examinations and become certified.
1. Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee. Online application: www.wcsu.edu/graduate/application.asp
2. Applicants for the BCaBA Certificate program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and for the BCBA Certificate program must hold a graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
3. One transcript mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission office from each college or university previously attended, including all grades and degrees earned.
Transcripts should be forwarded to: WCSU, 181 White Street, Danbury CT 06810 (Attention: Office of Graduate Admissions).
Courses are 100% Online
||Applied Behavior Analysis I
||Applied Behavior Analysis II
||Applied Behavior Analysis III
||Applied Behavior Analysis IV
||Applied Behavior Analysis V
Courses must be taken one at a time and in this sequence. No transfer credits allowed in this program.