Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Description and Outcomes
The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program emphasizes the understanding of behavioral concepts and theories as well as their application to special populations. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of applied behavior analysis in order to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination, consider this certificate program. Please note: you will have to meet additional requirements to qualify, including degree, field experience, and practicum requirements. Please refer to the website for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc., for full eligibility requirements as well as the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section for important program disclosure information.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Kaplan University degree programs.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program consists of a minimum of 35 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Disciplinary Knowledge and Skills: Understand how behavioral theories relate to real-world situations with assessment and intervention treatment procedures in applied behavior analysis.
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Critically evaluate and relate psychological and behavioral theories and concepts to various situations within the field of applied behavior analysis.
- Apply evidenced-based theoretical and conceptual foundations of applied behavior analysis to arrive at appropriate professional practice strategies.
- Understand and apply legal, ethical, individual, cultural, and social validity standards and guidelines set forth within the field of applied behavior analysis.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Kaplan University's general requirements.
To enroll in the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, you must possess a minimum of a graduate degree (e.g., master’s or doctoral) in an acceptable field of study from an acceptable accredited institution. Acceptable fields of study are behavior analysis, education, or psychology. Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a master's or doctoral degree in behavior analysis, education, or psychology from an accredited institution. By the end of the first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. Any student who earned a graduate degree outside of the U.S. must first check the qualifying institutions list through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to see if both their degree and institution have been listed as approved. Please go to the following site for instructions: bacb.com/qualifying-institutions.
Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
If you enroll in a College of Social and Behavioral Sciences certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.
You are responsible for participating in locating, selecting, and obtaining an agreement with an appropriate site that best fits your location preferences and meets program requirements. You are required to speak with the Clinical Placement Team to determine your exact responsibilities and process for site selection.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of certification, state board, or national board licensing exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various certification and licensing exams, Kaplan University cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in Kaplan University's Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program do not guarantee or prepare you for state licensure upon graduation.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc., (BACB®) has approved the Kaplan University course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination.
To become certified, you will need to obtain the necessary number of hours of field experience under an appropriate supervisor, as required by the BACB, meet additional degree and practicum requirements, and must also pass the comprehensive exam.
The BACB can be contacted at:
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
8051 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127
|PS507||Ethics for Behavior Analysts||5|
|PS512||Research Design in Applied Behavior Analysis||5|
|PS517||Advanced Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis||5|
|PS522||Behavioral Measures and Interpretation of Data||5|
|PS527||Implementing Behavioral Change||5|
|PS532||Clinical Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis||5|
|PS555||Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum||5|
|Total Core Requirements||35|