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Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Planning to build your competencies in psychology? Purdue Global’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Postbaccalaureate Certificate is designed for motivated professionals like you. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, earning this certificate could help prepare you to advance or diversify within this field.

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Verified by BACB®

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®, (BACB®) has verified the course sequence of the Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination™.* Please note: applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify, including degree, field experience, and practicum requirements. Please refer to the BACB’s website (www.bacb.com) for full eligibility requirements.

Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Highlights

The certificate provides applied behavior analysis training in the following areas:

  • Draw upon foundational principles in the field of psychology, such as historical considerations, fundamental theories, and current trends in the field, in order to design effective treatment.
  • Utilize basic methodology in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and the interpretation and evaluation of findings, to determine effective client services.
  • Use analytical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems and design individualized treatment plans related to behavior and mental health as defined in the DSM-5 diagnostic categories.
  • Apply conceptual knowledge of the 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.
  • Explain treatment approaches in terms that clients, their families, and organizations can understand to gain informed consent.
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

With an applied behavior analysis certificate, you can focus on:

  • Improving the skills and achievements of children in school settings
  • Enhancing the development, abilities, and choices of children and adults with different kinds of disabilities
  • Increasing the performance and satisfaction of employees in organizations and businesses

Possible career areas may include mental health, social services, or educational centers.

Future Studies

Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Purdue Global degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Purdue Global.

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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.


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April 18, 2018

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May 16, 2018

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July 05, 2018

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August 01, 2018

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August 22, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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October 17, 2018

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November 07, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

The curriculum includes five courses that focus on people who are developmentally disabled, autistic, and suffering from traumatic brain injuries. You’ll also explore behavioral concepts and theories, and develop assessment and intervention skills. Courses include:

  • Exceptional Needs Children
  • Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • Screening and Assessment
  • Program Design and Evaluation
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits30
  • Total Credits30

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.

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The Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements in the Applied Behavior Analysis Postbaccalaureate Certificate do not guarantee or prepare graduates for state licensure.

The BACB verifies university training as meeting its eligibility requirements; it does not accredit university programs.

*Although certain programs at Purdue Global are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.

†Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.