Enhance your ability to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs by earning your post baccalaureate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Colorado Denver. This certificate program prepares professionals to follow best practices for ABA in a variety of settings.
If you already have a bachelor’s degree, earning this certificate will help you to advance or diversify in your field. You’ll build your competencies in psychology and advance your skills in working with individuals with special needs.
The seven courses (21 credits) in the CU Denver verified course sequence meet the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®’s coursework requirements toward becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst or Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. However, this program does not provide the supervisory aspects as required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®.
Graduate School Policies and Procedures apply to this program.
Application to the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate is open to all students holding a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. A Master's Degree from an accredited institution is required for students pursuing BCBA certification. Program cohorts start in January (spring) and July (summer).
Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Applicants: please complete this application form
|SPED 5450||Introduction to ABA and Terminology||3|
|SPED 5460||ABA Practical Applications||3|
|SPED 5470||ABA Data||3|
|SPED 5480||ABA Advanced Data and Behavioral Plans and Applications||3|
|SPED 5440||Ethics and Implementation ABA||3|
|SPED 5490||Autism In Early Intervention||3|
|SPED 5495||Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
CU Denver’s BCBA/BCaBA®’s courses comprise a seven-course sequence of 3-credit hour, fully-online courses, taught by experienced CU Denver BCBA instructors. ABA certificate students will complete a total of 315 required class hours distributed among the BACB®’s 5th Edition Task List areas.
The seven courses (SPED 5450, SPED 5460, SPED 5470, SPED 5480, SPED 5490, SPED 5440, and SPED 5495) will be offered in sequence.
Cohorts that begin with the first course (SPED 5450) start in January and July.