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Applied Behavior Analysis 5th Edition

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM | There is a growing need for well-trained board-certified professionals in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). According to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, BACB®, from 2010 to 2017 the demand for BCBAs has increased by 800%. UCSB PaCE offers the 5th edition BCBA Task Lis, FULLY Online!

This program is perfect for...

... individuals aspiring to achieve a BCABA certification. BCBAs can offer their services in various environments such as (but not limited to), schools, hospitals, organizations, clinics, in-home, and private practice. Many businesses are now seeking BCBAs to help with organizational behavior management (OBM). Typically, BCBAs provide consultation, direct services, training/workshops, and supervision.

This program satisfies the coursework requirement for the BCBA credential. 


What you'll learn...

Identify client needs and design an appropriate evidence-based program
Conduct functional behavior assessments and related behavior assessments
Fundamental elements of behavior change & specific behavior change procedures
Identify the correct method for evaluating behavioral progress through the use of single-case design
Concepts and principles of applied behavior analysis
Adhere to BACB®’s ethical code of conduct
Collect, graph, and analyze behavior data
Design an appropriate supervision program


To be eligible for this area of a certificate, students must already have obtained a graduate degree in an area approved by the BACB® or are concurrently earning that degree.
To complete this program, candidates must complete all 7 courses with letter grades of “B-” or better. For information about the BCBA Examination and requirements, click here .

You can enroll in 3 easy steps

OR    Enroll by phone - 805.893.4200 | Mon-Fri - 9am-5pm PST  


Required PaCE Courses Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
ED X301D.5 Single Case Experimental Design 4       UCSB
ED X312.1.5 Cognitive Development in Autism & Other Severe Disabilities 4       UCSB
ED X365.5 Behavior Assessment & Intervention for Children & Adolescents 4 UCSB      
ED X391.5  Professional Issues in Developmental Disabilities 4 UCSB      
ED X309A.5 Philosophical Underpinnings, Concepts, and Principles Part I 4   UCSB    
ED X309B.5 Philosophical Underpinnings, Concepts, and Principles Part II 4     UCSB  
ED X309C.5 Procedures, Interventions, and Supervision 4     UCSB  
XLRN 809A Supervision (Optional)   UCSB UCSB UCSB UCSB

Ventura Online       UCSB UCSB        UCSB  / Ventura Blended        Ventura Downtown Santa Barbara

                                 Completion of all 7 courses will meet the requirements of 315 coursework hours.


  • One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.
  • Courses are offered across 4 academic quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. For more information about the course, starting dates visit the UCSB Approved Academic Calendar.
  • All courses are offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through GauchoSpace, UCSB's course management system. Students are not required to be in front of the computer or online at any particular time.
  •  Your UCSBnetID will be used as the login for GauchoSpace (GS) and the off-campus login for the UCSB Library (to access online journals for your assignments).


UCSB Students
Individual Courses
Estimated Certificate Cost
Supervision Class (optional)
Learning Module Series*
$279 - $425
$279 - $425
$279 - $425

5th Edition Professional Certificate Application

The Rise of ABA: Applied Behavior Analysis on the PaCE Pod



"This series was ideal for someone living so far away from campus. I was able to go at my own pace - enrolling separately in each class at a time - which allowed me to continue my work while taking courses. I was also able to entirely self-manage the course workload and choose when to attend lectures, which meant that if my work in Senegal got particularly busy (or if we had day-long power outages or internet cutouts!) I was still able to complete all of my tasks on time. Also, the fact that I was eight hours ahead of everyone in California wasn't a problem at all. It was absolutely ideal for my situation."

- Adair Cardon
ABA Senegal