Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Description and Outcomes
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 Assistant Behavior Analyst® Examination, consider the Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate 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 Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Disciplinary Knowledge and Skills: Draw upon foundational principles in the field of applied behavior analysis, which includes historical, ethical, and cultural considerations, to design behavior intervention plans.
- Research and Analysis: Utilize basic methodology in applied behavior analysis, which includes research design, data analysis, ethical and cultural considerations, and the interpretation and evaluation of findings, to determine effective client services.
- Critical Thinking Skills and Problem Solving: Use analytical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to identify the variables that influence behavior in order to design function-based behavior intervention plans.
- Disciplinary Knowledge and Skills: Apply conceptual knowledge of principles of applied behavior analysis to case examples and scenarios that reflect everyday problems within individuals, families, and organizations with regard to functional assessments, behavior intervention plans, and the evaluation of effectiveness of treatment.
- Professionalism and Ethics: Demonstrate competent and ethical practice in the field of applied behavior analysis through the conduct of functional behavior assessments that inform function-based behavior intervention plans that address socially significant behaviors.
- Communication: Explain treatment approaches in terms that clients, their families, and organizations can understand to gain informed consent.
You must meet the below admissions requirements in addition to Kaplan University's general requirements.
Prior to enrollment, you must submit an unofficial transcript indicating receipt of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. By the end of first term, you must provide the University with an official copy of the transcript. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information.
If you enroll in the Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate program, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.
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 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 Assistant 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 Behavior Analyst Certification Board can be contacted at:
Behavior Analyst Certification Board
8051 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127
The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in Kaplan University's Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate program do not guarantee or prepare graduates for state licensure.