Course Description

This is the first part of the research practicum series. Students submit weekly journal reflections related to the understanding of topics/concepts as applied during their practicum experiences. Students engage with topics including ethical and legal issues in behavior analysis, behavior and response classes, advanced issues related to reinforcement and punishment, stimulus control, establishing operations, functional relations, generalization, teaching contingency-shaped behavior, antecedent- and consequence-based intervention procedures, incidental teaching, and the multiple functions of language (i.e., mands, tacts, and intraverbals). Participants share effective training procedures and experiences and expertise they are developing in areas of behavior analytic procedures and concepts and learn more about others’ perspectives on behavioral research projects.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Apply core Behavior Analyst concepts and techniques
  • Reflect on how the practicum experiences are supporting knowledge and skill development
  • Prepare for BACB certificate exam as administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB®, http://bacb.com)


Certification Disclosure: Completion of the UCSB PaCE ABA certificate program does not result in BCBA  certification. Individuals seeking certification must take and pass an examination with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). While courses in this certificate program may count toward the educational requirements for becoming eligible to take the examination, completion of this certificate program will not, in itself, result in BCBA or BACB certification. For more information about certification visit http://www.bacb.com.
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Mar 30, 2021 to Jun 11, 2021
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Reading List / Textbook
Section Notes

Section Notes

In lieu of textbooks, students are expected to sign up for the CBA Learning Module Series through Behavior Development Solutions (BDS). These modules align with course content and will help students prepare for the big exam. Per BDS, there is a 91% pass rate for students who complete 100% of their modules. You will qualify for a discount through us and will receive information on the first day of your class!

Note 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. 

No refunds after 04/12/2021