Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs and Non-Degree Course Sequences by State

Applied Behavior Analysis certificate programs are a way for students who either hold a relevant master’s or are working towards a relevant master’s to earn the credits they need for ABA certification without completing an additional graduate degree. It can be challenging to sift through certificate options to determine what will work best for you – typically these certificates are intended for those who have a master’s that is related to the ABA field (teaching, autism studies, or psychology to name a few), but some allow students who intend to earn a master’s in the future to enroll. Additionally, what qualifies as a “relevant master’s” will differ by program – some schools only pair their certificates with specific master’s degrees that they offer, while others allow for holders of a range of accepted degrees to apply. 

This guide is a jumping off point for students looking for potential certificates to apply to so that they can become a behavior analyst. It is important to reach out to the programs you are interested in to get a full understanding of whether the program will get you on the path to certification in your state, with the additional credentials you hold. Additionally, it does not hurt to contact any schools offering master’s programs to see if they can provide a course sequence that fits your needs that is not a full master’s (program websites are often unclear about exactly what is offered).

Last Updated: June 2022. List of programs has been gathered via listings on the Association for Behavior Analysis International website. Be sure to check the program’s website for the most up to date information. All approved certificate programs and non-degree course sequences that were still active on their university websites were included.

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Arizona

Program Degree City Mode
Northern Arizona University Positive Behavior Support, Graduate Certificate Flagstaff Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Arkansas

Program Degree City Mode
University of Arkansas Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Fayetteville Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in California

Program Degree City Mode
California State University Los Angeles Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis Los Angeles On Campus
California State University San Marcos Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate of Advanced Study San Marcos Online
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Post Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Los Angeles Hybrid
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Los Angeles Hybrid
Fresno Pacific University Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate Fresno Online
Azusa Pacific University Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate Azusa On Campus
San Diego State University Advanced Certificate in Behavior Analysis San Diego On Campus
University of California Santa Barbara Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certificate Santa Barbara Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Colorado

 

Program Degree City Mode
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Special Education – Inclusive Behavior Intervention Certificate Colorado Springs On Campus or Online
University of Colorado, Denver Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Denver Online
University of Northern Colorado Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Greeley Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Connecticut

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Southern Connecticut State University Graduate Certificate in ABA in Educational Settings New Haven On Campus
University of Connecticut Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Storrs Online
Western Connecticut State University Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Danbury Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Washington, DC

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Chicago School of Professional Psychology Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Washington Hybrid

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Florida

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Florida Atlantic University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Boca Raton On Campus
Florida Institute of Technology Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Melbourne Online
University of Central Florida Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Orlando On Campus or Online
University of West Florida Graduate BCBA Online Course Sequence Pensacola Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Hawaii

Program Degree City Mode
University of Hawai’i at Manoa Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Honolulu Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Illinois

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Chicago School of Professional Psychology Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Chicago Hybrid
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Chicago On Campus or Online
Northern Illinois University Certificate of Graduate Study in Behavior Analyst DeKalb Hybrid
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Applied Behavior Analysis Course Sequence Carbondale Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Indiana

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Marian University Applied Behavior Analysis Non-Degree Indianapolis Online
Purdue University Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis West Lafayette On Campus or Online
Purdue University Global Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis West Lafayette Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Iowa

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Dordt University Applied Behavior Analysis Course Sequence Sioux Center Online
Drake University Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Des Moines On Campus
University of Iowa Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Iowa City Hybrid

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Kansas

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Wichita State University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Wichita On Campus or Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Kentucky

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University of Kentucky Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Lexington Hybrid

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Louisiana

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McNeese State University Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Lake Charles On Campus or Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Maine

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University of Southern Maine Applied Behavior Analysis, Certificate of Graduate Study Gorham On Campus or Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Maryland

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Johns Hopkins University Post Masters Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Baltimore On Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Massachusetts

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Assumption University CAGS in Applied Behavior Analysis Worcester On Campus
Fitchburg State University Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Fitchburg Online
Northeastern University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Boston Online
Northeastern University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Boston Online
University of Massachusetts Boston Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Populations Graduate Certificate Program Boston On Campus
University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Lowell Online
William James College Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Newton On Campus or Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Michigan

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Central Michigan University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Mt. Pleasant On Campus or Online
Grand Valley State University Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Allendale Online
Michigan School of Psychology Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Farmington Hills On Campus
Oakland University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Rochester On Campus or Online
University of Michigan – Dearborn Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Dearborn On Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Mississippi

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Mississippi State University Graduate Certificate in ABA Mississippi State On Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Missouri

Program Degree City Mode
University of Missouri Columbia Graduate Certificate in ABA Columbia On Campus
University of Missouri St. Louis Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate St. Louis Online
Webster University Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Graduate Certificate St. Louis Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in New Jersey

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Georgian Court University Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology Lakewood On Campus
Kean University Post-Master’s Certification – Applied Behavior Analysis: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Union On Campus
Monmouth University Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis West Long Branch Online
Rowan University Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis Glassboro Hybrid
Rutgers University Certificate in ABA Piscataway On Campus
Seton Hall University Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis South Orange On Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in New Mexico

Program Degree City Mode
University of New Mexico Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate Albuquerque On Campus or Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in New York

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College of Mount Saint Vincent Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate Bronx On Campus or Online
Columbia University Teachers College Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis New York On Campus or Online
Daemen College Advanced Certificate in ABA Amherst On Campus or Online
Hofstra University Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Hempstead Online
Hunter College Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis New York Hybrid
Manhattanville College Advanced Certificate in ABA Purchase On Campus or Online
Mercy College Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis Dobbs Ferry On Campus or Online
Queens College Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate Queens On Campus or Online
St. Joseph’s University Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Brooklyn On Campus or Online
Touro College Advanced Certificate Program in Behavior Analysis New York On Campus or Online
University of Rochester Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Rochester On Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in North Dakota

Program Degree City Mode
University of North Dakota ABA Graduate Certificate Grand Forks Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Ohio

Program Degree City Mode
Bowling Green State University Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate Bowling Green Online
Cleveland State University Board Certified Behavior Analyst Program Cleveland Online
Kent State University Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate Kent Online
The Ohio State University Courses in Applied Behavior Analysis Columbus Online
University of Cincinnati Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis Cincinnati Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Oklahoma

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University of Central Oklahoma Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Preparation Edmond On Campus
University of Oklahoma Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Norman On Campus or Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Oregon

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Oregon Institute of Technology Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Klamath Falls On Campus or Online
Portland State University Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate Portland Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Pennsylvania

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Arcadia University Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Glenside Online
Cairn University Graduate Certificate in ABA Langhorne Online
California University Of Pennsylvania Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate California Online
Clarion University Competent Learner Model Clarion Online
East Stroudsburg University Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration East Stroudsburg Online
Mercyhurst University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Erie Hybrid
Pennsylvania State University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate University Park On Campus or Online
Pennsylvania State University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate University Park On Campus or Online
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis Philadelphia Online
Saint Joseph’s University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Philadelphia Online
Temple University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate (Graduate) Philadelphia On Campus
University of Scranton Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Scranton Online
York College of Pennsylvania Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate York Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in South Carolina

Program Degree City Mode
Clemson University Center for Behavior Analysis Clemson Online or Hybrid
University of South Carolina Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Columbia Hybrid

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in South Dakota

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University of South Dakota Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Sioux Falls Hybrid

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Tennessee

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Lipscomb University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Nashville Hybrid or On Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Texas

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Baylor University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Waco On Campus
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Richardson On Campus or Online
St. Edwards University Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Austin Online
Stephen F. Austin State University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Nacogdoches Hybrid
Texas A&M University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate College Station Online
University of North Texas Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Denton Online
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Edinburg On Campus or Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Utah

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University of Utah Graduate – Non Matriculated Program BCBA Salt Lake City On Campus or Online
Utah State University BCBA Coursework Logan Hybrid

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Virginia

Program Degree City Mode
George Mason University Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Fairfax On Campus or Online
Mary Baldwin University BCBA Coursework Staunton On Campus or Online
Old Dominion University Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Norfolk Online
University of Virginia Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Charlottesville Online

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Washington

Program Degree City Mode
Gonzaga University Certificate in Behavioral Analysis Spokane On Campus

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Programs in Wisconsin

Program Degree City Mode
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater ABA Graduate Certificate Whitewater Online