Behavior Analyst Certificate

Behavior Analyst Certificate

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

Florida Tech’s Behavior Analyst graduate certificate program provides students with a high-quality, versatile, online educational experience. This program is suited for individuals who have already obtained a graduate degree but would like to specialize in behavior analysis. The certificate curriculum is comprised of 21 credits in courses verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and meets BACB® coursework requirements for certification at the BCBA® level. As of January 1, 2022, students holding a master's degree in any field from an accredited university will be able to begin meeting eligibility requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. View the Course Content Verification Form provided by ABAI.

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 a graduate degree
  2. Complete behavior-analytic coursework
  3. Complete practical fieldwork in applied behavior analysis

Faculty teaching and Research

  1. Earn a graduate degree
  2. Complete faculty teaching and research
  3. Complete practical fieldwork in applied behavior analysis

Postdoctoral Experience

  • Earn a doctoral degree
  • Complete postdoctoral experience in applied behavior analysis
  • Complete practical fieldwork in applied behavior analysis


  • 21 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 – BCBA (5th ed.)

Program Cost

Our five-semester Behavior Analysis graduate certificate program meets the instructional requirements for the BCBA® (Board Certified Behavior Analyst®, VCS #51228) credential. The BCBA® credential also requires a master’s degree and supervised fieldwork experience. Most semesters, students take four credits with a 3-credit course running the first part of the semester and the 1-credit course running the second part.  

Semester BCBA® Verified Course Sequence (21 credits over 5 semesters (approx. 20 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 & Experimental Design in Behavior Analysis 3 $510/credit hr = $1530
BEH5047: Introduction to Assessment & 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  
Semester 5 BEH5042: Conceptual Analysis of Behavior for ABA Practitioners 3 $510/credit hr = $1530
BEH5051: Advanced Personnel Supervision & Management 1 $510/credit hr = $510
BEH5046: Ethics for Behavior Analysts 3 1 $510/credit hr = $510  
  Program Total: $10710

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)

 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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You have three graduate study opportunities:

  1. On Campus
  2. Download the Grad Guide!

  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 Behavior Analyst® (VCS #51228) examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Course Sequence Information
51228 BCBA 5th Edition (BACB - Fifth Edition)

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    
BEH 5020           15     08/30/2021  
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  
BEH5046 15               01/11/2021  
BEH5047           10 5   01/11/2021  
BEH5048           15 30   05/10/2021  
BEH5049           20 25   08/30/2021  
BEH5050               15 01/10/2021  
BEH5051               15 01/10/2022  


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.


BCaBA Exam Pass Rates20122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Florida Tech 69% 67% 71% 79% 74% 81% 81% 76% 74% 74.82% 81%
BACB® Average 57% 57% 62% 70% 65% 65% 62% 62% 66%  61%  49%
BCBA Exam Pass Rates  20122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Florida Tech 70% 66% 68% 76% 71% 74% 78% 75% 76% 74.06% 77%
BACB® Average 58% 58% 60% 65% 66% 65% 65% 63% 66%  60%  55%

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

BCBA Specializations and Applications

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) provides a scientific, systematic, and strategic approach to learning behavior and teaching. It is often implemented as an intensive therapeutic or educational practice and focuses on socially significant behavior. It is characterized by ongoing observation, data collection, and frequent evaluation of learner progress. ABA therapies primarily focus on building functional skills but also address replacing behaviors that interfere with the individual’s ability to learn or effectively function in their daily life. Practitioners of ABA currently work in various areas, including education, healthcare (including mental health), business management, sports, animal training, and other areas where learning and improved performance are goals. ABA has no “one size fits all” strategy; every challenge is different, every individual unique.

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

Subspecialty 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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