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Become a board-certified behavior analyst

The Applied Behavior Analysis certificate teaches the foundations of applied behavior analysis, assessments and interventions.

Prepare to become a board-certified behavior analyst with PennWest’s 100% online Applied Behavior Analysis certificate. Applied behavior analysis is widely recognized as a best practice for instruction and behavioral management for individuals with exceptionalities. It may also be applied at large corporations in “organizational behavior management” to improve worker productivity and to address the behavioral and instructional needs of individuals in a wide variety of settings.

Under the guidance of experienced faculty, you will learn the foundations of applied behavior analysis, as well as assessments and interventions. You’ll also gain insight into the professional and ethical issues surrounding practice in this field. An evidence-based capstone experience and a full literature review will further enhance your knowledge.

Choose either the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate or the Applied Behavior Analysis and Competent Learner Model Certificate and prepare to sit for the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.

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A Growing Need

Approximately 3.5 million Americans live with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Added Value

Enhance your professional career through this 21-credit online certificate.

Accreditation Matters

This PennWest certificate program meets CAEP and ABAI/BACB verification.

Fast Facts


Earn a PennWest’s Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate online and work at your own pace, on your own time.




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Graduate Admissions

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Fall, Spring, Summer

Post-Master's Certificates

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate

Careers and Salaries

What Can I Do with a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis?

You can have an impact on the lives of others in a variety of ways in a number of different settings. You may work in hospitals, clinics, mental health facilities or community agencies, or opt to work in corporations or government agencies. Typically, BCBAs work directly with patients and often help families or other caregivers manage the care of the patient.

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Exhibit behaviors consistent with the range of evidence-based models
  2. Facilitate and conduct comprehensive person-centered planning that incorporates participation in school, home, community and vocational activities
  3. Facilitate and conduct comprehensive functional behavior assessments
  4. Use assessment information to identify and incorporate function-based techniques into behavior intervention plans
  5. Monitor, evaluate and revise behavior intervention plans based upon a range of data
  6. Integrate behavioral, educational, medical, mental health, related services, and personal goals into comprehensive behavior intervention plans

Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.30 or greater

Conditional Admission Requirements

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative graduate GPA below 3.30 will be reviewed for a decision

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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