Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate

Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate

Work Toward Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) Certification with Florida Tech

Florida Tech’s Assistant Behavior Analyst Graduate Certificate program provides students with a first-rate, well-rounded, online educational experience. This program is suited for individuals who have already obtained an undergraduate degree but would like to specialize in behavior analysis. The BCaBA® certificate curriculum is comprised of 16 credits in courses verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and meets BACB® coursework requirements for certification at the BCaBA® level. As of January 1, 2022, students have two pathways for applying for BCaBA® certification. Each pathway requires a degree, behavior-analytic content, supervised fieldwork, and passing the BCaBA® certification examination. View the Verified Course Sequence Grid provided by ABAI.

BCaBA® Eligibility Pathways

ABAI Accredited Degree

  1. Earn a degree from an ABAI-accredited bachelor's program
  2. Complete practical fieldwork in applied behavior analysis

Behavior Analytic Coursework

  1. Earn an undergraduate degree
  2. Complete behavior-analytic coursework
  3. Complete practical fieldwork in applied behavior analysis


  • 16 total credits of coursework
  • 100% online convenience for students
  • Graduate in as few as four semesters
  • Three easy enrollment periods each year (fall, spring, and summer)
  • Live weekly meetings with co-instructors
  • ABAI verified course sequence (51229 BCaBA 5th ed.)

Program Cost

Our four-semester Assistant Behavior Analyst Graduate Certificate meets the instructional requirements for the BCaBA® (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® VCS #51229) credential. The BCaBA® credential also requires a bachelor’s degree and supervised fieldwork experience. In each semester, students take four credits with the three-credit course running the first part of the term and the one-credit course running the second.

Semester BCaBA® Verified Course Sequence (16 credits over 4 semesters (approx. 16 mos.)) Credits

$510 per credit hour
Semester 1 BEH5041: Introduction to Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis 3 $510/credit hr = $1530
BEH5044: Ethics for Behavior Analysts 1 1 $510/credit hr = $510 
Semester 2 BEH5043: Measurement and Experimental Design in Behavior Analysis 3 $510/credit hr = $1530
BEH5047: Introduction to Assessment and Intervention 1 $510/credit hr = $510 
Semester 3 BEH5048: Assessment & Behavior Change Procedures for Skill Acquisition & Performance Improvement 3 $510/credit hr = $1530
BEH5050: Supervision & Management Fundamentals 1 $510/credit hr = $510 
Semester 4 BEH5049: Assessment & Behavior Change Procedures for Behavior Reduction 3 $510/credit hr = $1530
BEH5045: Ethics for Behavior Analysts 2 1 $510/credit hr = $510 
  Program Total: $8160

The university's board of trustees has approved these tuition and fees for the academic year 2024–2025. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Program Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education:

  • Spring (January)
  • Summer (May)
  • Fall (August)

See Academic Calendar

Example Courses

  • Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • Ethics for Behavior Analysts
  • Measurement and Experimental Design
  • Assessment and Intervention
  • Behavior Change Procedures

Why Become Credentialed in Behavior Analysis?

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  3. At an Education Center near you
  4. Get the Education Center Brochure

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You have two graduate study opportunities:

  1. On Campus
  2. Download the Grad Guide!

  3. 100% Online
  4. Learn more about Florida Tech Online

You have two graduate study opportunities:

  1. At an Education Center near you
  2. Get the Education Center Brochure

  3. 100% Online
  4. Learn more about Florida Tech Online LogoThe answer is marketability. Applied behavior analysis practitioners know that certification is the key to job growth and security. There is a growing need for well-trained board-certified professionals in behavior analysis to work or consult in schools, early intervention programs, day programs, residential settings, and home-based programs. The career options are nearly limitless. In fact, from 2010-2020 the demand for BCBAs increased by 4,200%.

Behavior Analysis Demand is on the Rise

From 2010-2020, the demand for BCBAs increased by over 4,200%

We invite you to redefine the trajectory of your career and expand your professional horizons and future opportunities. Begin taking our ABA Online classes today and join us in our mission of making the world a better place by improving the lives of others, one person at a time.

Chart showing 4,200% growth in the number of job postings for Board Certified Behavior Analysts from 789 postings in 2010 to 33,996 in 2020


Graph data from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, US Employment Demand for Behavior Analysts: 2010-2020, © 2021, BACB®
Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of Job Postings 789 1144 1342 2638 2903 3901 6203 7091 16109 28967 33996

What makes Florida Tech stand out among other behavior analysis universities?

Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course Sequence (VCS) Seal

ABAI-Verified Course Sequence

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified this program as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (VCS #51229) examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Content Areas and CoursesBACB Ethics Code and Code-Enforcement System; ProfessionalismPhilosophical UnderpinningsConcepts & PrinciplesPhilosophical Underpinnings; Concepts & Principles (BCaBA use only)Measurements, Data Display and Interpretation; Experimental DesignBehavior AssessmentBehavior-Change Procedures; Selecting and Implementing InterventionsPersonnel Supervision and ManagementStart Date:
First Time Offered
End Date:
Last Time Offered 
BCBA (reference) 45 90    45 45 60 30    
BCaBA (reference) 30     45 30 45 60 15    
BEH5041      45           08/24/2020  
BEH5042   45             01/10/2022  
BEH5043         45        01/11/2021  
BEH5044 15               08/24/2019  
BEH5045 15               01/10/2020  
BEH5047           10 5   01/11/2021  
BEH5048           15 30   05/10/2021  
BEH5049           20 25   08/30/2021  
BEH5050               15 01/10/2021  

Graduate Outcomes

After two decades of providing top-notch, on-campus behavior analysis education, Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, started ABA Online to provide training worldwide. ABA Online at Florida Tech is internationally recognized for its excellence in preparing preservice and practicing behavior analysts. As the largest provider of online behavior analytic coursework, Florida Tech ABA Online Program consistently prepares students to score well above the national average on BCaBA and BCBA exams.

BACB Exam Pass Rates Thru 2021 - See text chart below if you can not view image.

BCaBA Exam Pass Rates2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Florida Tech 69% 67% 71% 79% 74% 81% 81% 76% 74% 74.82%
BACB® Average 57% 57% 62% 70% 65% 65% 62% 62% 66%  61% 
BCBA Exam Pass Rates  2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
Florida Tech 70% 66% 68% 76% 71% 74% 78% 75% 76% 74.06%
BACB® Average 58% 58% 60% 65% 66% 65% 65% 63% 66%  60% 

What can I do with a master's in behavior analysis practice?

BCaBA Specializations and Applications

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is both a science and a profession dedicated to addressing every-day human problems and needs by promoting personal independence, teaching individuals new skills, and helping reduce destructive habits; it can even be applied to organizational cultures, to increase employee satisfaction while obtaining organizational goals more effectively. Simply stated Behavior Analysis is the science of how learning occurs, and how behavior changes. When applied to the human condition, it seeks to produce positive changes in behavior by carefully adjusting aspects of the environment in which those behaviors occur. Every day, thousands of Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) are helping individuals, families, communities, and organizations seek their own individual outcomes and reach their own, self-identified goals.

Behavior Analysis Career Fields:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Human Resources Professional
  • Children and Family Services
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Behavior Researcher
  • ABA Training Coordinator
  • University/College Professor
  • Organizational Behavior Management Career
  • Registered Behavior Technician®
  • Clinical Director/Supervisor
  • Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)
  • Therapist School Interventionist
  • Life Coach
  • Animal Training and Care
  • Owner/Director of Child Care Center
  • Health Coach
  • Personal Health and Wellness Trainer
  • Non-Profit Sector
  • Career Financial Behavior
  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Zoo Animal Trainer

Subspeciality Areas In Behavior Analysis:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Gerontology
  • Forensics
  • Behavioral Gerontology
  • Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Health and Fitness
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Sports
  • Life Coaching
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Parenting
  • Education/Special Education
  • Animal training
  • External/Internal Business Consultant
  • Training/Learning and Development
  • Instructional Design
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Organizational Development
  • Human Resources
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