Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis is the scientific study of human behavior. 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/BCaBA Task List, fully Online!

This program is perfect for...

Our program is perfect for practitioners who seek to make positive changes in individuals’ lives through the implementation and dissemination of applied behavior analytic practice. The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence for the University of California Santa Barbara Extension/PaCE as meeting the 5th Edition requirements. 

Individuals who have successfully obtained their BCBA certification will be able to work in many disciplines/fields. 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.

Important changes to CEU requirements were announced in the November 2018 newsletter and will take effect on January 1, 2020.  Learn More >>

 

What you'll learn

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

 

 

Students under the 4th edition task list must complete all requirements (i.e., 270 hours of coursework and 1500 hours of fieldwork) and submit everything to BACB® prior to October 1st, 2021 in order to be considered for the 4th edition exam. If students are accepted by BACB® for the 4th edition exam, they have a 2-year authorization window to take the exam. If students DO NOT pass the exam within the 2-year authorization window, students must reapply under the new requirements (i.e., 5th edition). Also, if students are not able to complete all requirements by October 1st, 2021, students are encouraged to enroll in the 5th edition program. 

Timeline for 4th edition:
*Documents must be received by the BACB office by 4 PM Mountain Time in order to be considered on-time.
BCBA EXAMINATION DATES Schedule and Deadlines

For more information about certification visit http://www.bacb.com. For the most up-to-date BACB approved course grid, click here.

Courses (4th Edition)

Required UCSB Electives:

Courses are offered across 4 academic quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. For more information visit the Approved Academic Calendar.

***All courses are offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through GauchoSpace, UCSB's Moodle course management system. Students are not required to be in front of the computer or online at any particular time.

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NEW! The 5th edition is HERE!  First classes for enrollment is open and start on January 2020

  • The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified our courses - UCSB Extension/PaCE toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.” 

  • The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence of the University of California Santa Barbara Extension/PaCE as meeting the 5th Edition, 315-hour coursework requirement for students taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. 

  • BACB ® is in the process of switching from the 4th edition task list to the 5th edition task list. What does this mean? The 5th edition task list opens up the program to students with a Master’s degree in any field/discipline. Currently, under the 4th edition task list only students with a Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Behavior Analysis are eligible to take the exam.

Courses (5th Edition)

Required UCSB Electives:

Courses are offered across 4 academic quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. For more information visit the Approved Academic Calendar.

***All courses are offered in an interactive online asynchronous format. Students are required to complete weekly assignments through GauchoSpace, UCSB's Moodle course management system. Students are not required to be in front of the computer or online at any particular time.

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Requirements

This professional program satisfies the coursework requirement for the BCBA credential. To be eligible for this area of certification, students must already have obtained a graduate degree in an area approved by the BACB® or are concurrently earning that degree.
For information about the BCBA Examination and requirements, click here . Candidates must complete all 6 courses with letter grades of “B-” or better.

Certificate Pricing

 

UCSB Students
Community
International Students
Individual Courses
$550
$550
$550
Complete 4th Edition
$3,150 - $3,300
$3,150 - $3,300
$3,150 - $3,300
Complete 5th Edition
$3,650 - $4,000
$3,650 - $4,000
$3,650 - $4,000
Additional cost (optional)
Supervision Class $550 every quarter

 

"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

 

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