Your Future in Behavioral Intervention in Autism: BCBA Coursework Preparation Starts Here
Currently, there is a critical shortage of skilled early intervention professionals worldwide.
To fill this need, and to assure that these professionals have acquired the most relevant skills,
the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB) has carefully established rigorous guidelines
for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA). Having this credential has become the
standard for early behavioral intervention specialists.
UMass Lowell's award-winning Behavioral Intervention in
Autism Certificate Program has been designed to provide
the core knowledge required for Board Certified Behavior
In fact, the 6-course Autism Certificate program has been updated to conform
with the BACB's new task-list standards. It has been
fully approved by the BACB to fulfill the specific coursework requirements necessary to become eligible for taking the BCBA exam.
Students are not only prepared to take the BACB
certification exam - they also attain the knowledge
necessary for practica and field experiences using behavior analysis.
UMass Lowell's online courses are
highly interactive with lots of exercises, assessments, discussions, and
feedback with plenty of opportunities for in-depth interaction with the instructors.
Since 2005, over 600 students have completed UMass Lowell's program, have successfully passed the exam, and have found meaningful employment in a variety of agencies all over the world.
Frequently Asked Questions about the BACB Approved Program
Note: You do not have to be accepted into the certificate program prior to registering
for your first course. However, students pursuing BACB certification need to apply for
the certificate before taking their 3rd course.
For information regarding additional graduate autism programs offered by UMass Lowell, please visit https://continuinged.uml.edu/online/autism_programs.cfm
Winner of the National Sloan-C Excellence Award for Outstanding Online Teaching & Learning Program
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Coursework Requirements
Students wishing to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through
the BACB, must apply for and be accepted into the Behavioral Intervention in Autism
Certificate Program and successfully complete the indicated coursework. In addition to the coursework requirements, BACB has other requirements to sit for their BCBA Certification Exam.
Please check the BACB website regularly as their requirements change periodically.
For More Information
For more information on the Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate with BCBA
Coursework Preparation, call 978-934-2240 or email AutismCertificate@uml.edu.