Applied Behavior Analysis

Online Certificate Program

Certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis
Online Program

The need for highly skilled professionals that can assess and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders has never been greater.

PCOM’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate online program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals by providing flexible, convenient access to coursework.

The 18-credit online ABA certificate program meets the guidelines established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and fulfills the coursework requirement to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. In order to obtain the BCBA credential, students must also complete a supervised field experience, have a qualifying degree, and pass an exam.



Certificate Options

PCOM has two options for admission into the certification program:

  • The Certificate of Graduate Studies program requires a bachelor’s degree for admission.
  • The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies program requires a master’s degree for admission. This certificate is also available as part of the curriculum offered in the Master of Science in School Psychology program. Students may complete the Applied Behavior Analysis Certification without matriculating into the Master of Science in School Psychology program. 

Both options offer the same coursework.

Upon completion of the certification program, students will have solid skills in the areas of comprehensive behavioral assessment, intervention and consultation. 



Program Highlights

This program is designed for individuals interested in learning about behavioral assessment and intervention as it relates to positive change within the learning environment, as well as home and other applied settings. Individuals who can benefit from this program include behavioral specialists, teachers, therapists, educational consultants, school psychologists, social workers, clinical psychologists and medical professionals.

Courses provide transferable graduate credit and may be transferred into other degree programs if approved. Most credits that are earned in the certificate program can transfer into the MS in School Psychology program provided that the student meets the requirements of admission to matriculate into the MS program.

  • Classes are taught by expert faculty who are board-certified behavior analysts and psychologists.
  • Students learn within a dynamic medical school environment with an interprofessional focus on the curriculum and delivery of content.
  • The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program is offered entirely online. Most course content is available at any time, however, students will be required to log in at a specified time once each week for a live, one-hour evening session.



About Our Program

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has been approved by Pennsylvania to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. 

Additionally, the ABA certificate program meets the guidelines established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and fulfills the coursework requirement to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.

Online Programming

This program is delivered online. If you experience any issues or have a complaint regarding the online programming, please complete our online course complaint form.