Course Description

This course is ONLY for 5th Edition Applicants: This course focuses on behavioral assessments. Specifically, the course covers the following areas: identifying the problem behavior, conducting a functional assessment (indirect and descriptive assessments), understanding the different types of functional analysis, developing function-based behavior goals, and developing a function-based behavior treatment plan. The course also covers other assessments such as preference assessments, reinforcer assessments, Vineland and VB-MAPP. Lastly, other aspects of applied behavior analysis and their application to clinical practice and research are also covered in this course.


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.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Sep 28, 2021 to Dec 10, 2021
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $600.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

This course is ONLY for 5th Edition Applicants

Course Requirements 

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!

No refunds after 10/12/2021