Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

The need for educators and health care professionals with specialized skills to help children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges is continually growing. Webster University’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) prepares students for teaching positions or a career working with individuals who benefit from behavioral development assistance.

This 18-credit program will provide you with the knowledge and concepts you need to bring ABA into schools, community agencies, residential centers and family settings to enhance the skills and abilities of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, significant disabilities, and other developmental conditions. You will receive training in functional behavior assessment, analysis, and intervention within the context of ethically guided and evidence-based practices.

The program is designed to prepare candidates to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination offered through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). However, completion of this certificate program does not guarantee that you will be approved to sit for the exam. Candidates who plan to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination should carefully review the requirements, published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (

As a graduate of the program, you will gain a thorough understanding of the principles involved in functional behavior observation, assessment, and analysis as well as the ability alleviate the behavioral challenges and problems experienced by persons with disabilities or socio-emotional challenges. You will understand the ethical and legal principles and responsibilities that accompany the application of behavior principles. And most importantly, you will master the foundational concepts and skills needed to apply to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination.

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The U.S. Department of Education defines Gainful Employment program criteria and data requirements. View this program’s Gainful Employment Disclosure to see important information about the education debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program.