The Behavior Analyst Certificate Program (Post-Master’s) is a one year, 15-credit program with an optional 6-credit practicum. Please note that students can choose to complete this program at their own pace. It is not a requirement that it be completed in one year; however, it is expected that students will complete this program on a timely basis. It is offered under the direction of the UMass Dartmouth Psychology Department and courses are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®). The certificate program meets the course content requirement to sit for the BACB® exam. Applicants should be familiar with the BACB® standards.
The BACB® requires applicants to complete 1500 hours of supervised fieldwork placement in behavior analysis. If students are not employed with an agency that provides appropriate fieldwork supervision, then they can enroll in the three 2-credit ABA Fieldwork Seminars based on space availability. If a student completes these Seminars, then the number of required placement hours is reduced to 1000.
Optional PSY 5xx ABA Fieldwork Seminar I - 2 credits