ABA Online
Program Registration

No application is required for the ABA Online program.* Getting started is as easy as registering yourself for the first course!

*New York students should first review information located on the State Licensure tab before registering.

Our Course Sequences

The ABA Online program offers two course sequences, one for those seeking certification at the bachelor’s level (courses 5011 through 5015) and a second for those seeking certification at the master’s level (courses 5011 through 5018). Both course sequences are verified by the BACB as meeting coursework eligibility requirements for certification under the BACB’s Fourth Edition Task List core curriculum standards. Students take the courses in order, beginning with BEHP5011: Foundations, Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis.

Schedule of Classes

The ABA Online program offers four terms per year, allowing you to finish your coursework requirements quickly! Terms begin every three months: January, April, July and October, and you may begin the program during any one of those terms. The table on the Schedule & Pricing tab shows the start and end date of each term and registration period.

Registration

You can register online with a credit card using the button below. New students do not have to apply for admission to the university before registering for the ABA Online program.

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FOURTH EDITION TASK LIST SEQUENCE
New or current students in BEHP5011-5018 in the Fourth Edition Task List can register for their next course here.

 

 

Course Pricing**  

Course Start & End Date
Credits Early Registration Regular Registration Late Registration
Winter 2018: October 1 – December 16   Aug 1 - Sep 1 Sep 2 - Sep 26 Sep 27 - Oct 4
Spring 2019: January 7 – March 24   Nov 1 - Dec 1 Dec 2 - Jan 2 Jan 3 - Jan 10
Summer 2019: April 8 – June 23   Feb 1 - March 1 March 2 - April 3 April 4 - April 11
Fall 2019: July 8 – September 22   May 1 - June 1 June 2 - July 3 July 4 - July 11
Winter 2019: October 7 – December 22   Aug 1 - September 1 September 2 - October 2 October 3 - October 10
BEHP5011
Foundations, Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis
3

$850

$895

$945

BEHP5012
Basic Elements of Applied Behavior Analysis
3

$850

$895

$945

BEHP5013
Developing, Strengthening & Maintaining Behavior
3

$850

$895

$945

BEHP5014B

Introduction to Ethical and Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts

BEHP5015

Decreasing, Eliminating and Replacing Problem Behavior

These courses run sequentially, not concurrently.  This means you can choose the same online meeting day, time and instructor for both courses if they are still available when you register. Register early to get the times that best fit your needs.

1

 

 

2

$285

 

 

$570

$330

 

 

$615

$380

 

 

$665

BEHP5017A

Targeted Topics in Behavior Analysis
BEHP5017 begins on the term start date and precedes BEHP5016B.

BEHP5016B

Ethical and Professional Conduct of Behavior Analysts

These courses run sequentially, not concurrently.  This means you can choose the same online meeting day, time and instructor for both courses if they are still available when you register.  Register early to get the times that best fit your needs.

1

 

2

$320

 

$635

$365

 

$680

$415

 

$730

BEHP5018

Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis

3

$950

$995

$1045

Please note that each price is listed per course. Dates listed across are the registration dates that correspond with the term dates on the left. Questions? Email us at abareg@fit.edu.

** To keep our registration fees low, these courses are offered as professional development continuing education courses. However, three additional options exist for students wishing to obtain graduate credit for these courses.

  • Graduate credit option 1: Courses may be taken for transferable graduate credit by paying the university’s current tuition rate at the time of registration.
  • Graduate credit option 2: For up to two years after the course completion date, students may convert courses taken for professional development to graduate credit by paying the difference between the registration fee paid and the Florida Institute of Technology graduate tuition rate at the time of conversion.
  • Graduate credit option 3: These courses may be applied toward Florida Tech’s hybrid M.A. – Professional Behavior Analysis program at no additional charge; 5 credits of the ABA Online program may also be applied toward the extended studies campus in Orlando’s M.S. – ABA. However, you must apply and be offered admission to a graduate program in order to apply these courses toward a degree. No courses in the ABA Online program may be applied toward the Melbourne campus’s M.S. – ABA degree. For more information on the process for transferable master’s credit, call 1-321-674-8382, option 2.

Florida Tech’s ABA Online professional development certificate programs are not online master’s degree programs. However, click here for more information on our *hybrid Master of Arts - Professional Behavior Analysis program, which blends our ABA Online classes with courses at designated sites throughout the U.S. Although our ABA Online courses may be used toward the MA - Professional Behavior Analysis degree, taking courses in our ABA Online BACB-verified course sequence does not guarantee that you will be offered admission to this hybrid MA program.

The BEHP and BEH courses are identical (e.g., BEHP5011 = BEH5011). Thus, students may obtain course credit hours from our BACB-verifed course sequence either as (1) professional development nontransferable credit hours, or (2) transferrable graduate credit hours. All students in any one of our online courses, whether registered in that course under a BEHP- or a BEH- designation, are enrolled in the same course sections, complete the same work, and are graded exactly the same as all other students in that course, whether or not they are earning transferrable graduate credit. Moreover, course instructors and co-instructors cannot readily determine which students are registered under the BEHP- versus the BEH- course designation. The primary distinction between these two groups of students is that those who register for a BEHP- course are not required to apply for admission to our graduate school, while those who register for the same course, but under the BEH- designation, must apply for admission and be admitted to our graduate program.

Payment Methods

To Register Online with a Credit Card

You can register online with a credit card using the link below.

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Important information for returning students: The password for the registration system is not your Florida Tech TRACKS password by default. If you are a returning student and have not set up your registration password and security question, please call (321) 674-8382.


To Register and Pay by Check

Please Note: Registration fees are based on the date payment is received in our office. If the registration time frame has expired, additional registration fees will apply.

For those preferring to pay by check, please print and complete the application form and mail payment to:

Continuing Education: ABA Online
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

To Register with Financial Aid

Please see the financial aid page for more information.

State Licensure

Although the ABA Online program is a BACB-verified course sequence, the program is not pre-approved by the state of New York for licensure as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst. Applicants for licensure as a licensed behavior analyst prior to September 1, 2019, may still use coursework from programs not registered in the state of New York, but which meet the criteria established in subdivision (c) of Subpart 79-17.1 of Article 167 of Title VIII of New York’s Education Law in their application for admission to the licensing examination. Those who apply for admission to the licensing examination on or after September 1, 2019, will be required to meet the professional education requirements for admission to the licensing examination set forth in subdivision (b) of Subpart 79-17.1 of Article 167 of Title VIII of New York’s Education Law.

While we strive to make the ABA Online program accessible to students all around the globe, we realize that behavior analysis students must also adhere to any licensing regulations, restrictions, and applicable laws in the state or region in which they work. The list below provides contact information for those states that currently provide for licensure of behavior analysts; however, several other states have licensure legislation pending that may or may not go into effect. Therefore, it is the responsibility of all students to stay informed about any requirements or regulations pertaining to the practice of behavior analysis in the state in which you work or plan to work.

Current Contact Information for State Licensing Boards

Alabama

Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Analyst Licensure Board

Alaska

Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing

Arizona

Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners

Arkansas

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

Connecticut

Connecticut State Department of Public Health, Behavior Analysis Licensing

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Licensing Area: Behavior Analyst

Kansas

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Kentucky

Kentucky Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Board

Louisiana

Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board

Maryland

Department of Health, Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

Massachusetts

Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing

Mississippi

Mississippi Autism Board, Mississippi Licensing Board for the Practice of Applied Behavioral Analysis

Missouri

Missouri Behavior Analyst Advisory Board

Montana

Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Business Standards Division, Board of Psychologists

Nevada

Board of Psychological Examiners

New York

New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions

North Carolina

North Carolina Psychology Board

North Dakota

North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners

Ohio

State Board of Psychology

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Licensed Behavior Analyst Board

Oregon

Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board

Pennsylvania

Department of State Medical Licensing Board

Pennsylvania does not have a license for behavioral analysts, but its license for behavior specialists accepts BACB certification as a credential.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health, Behavioral Analysis Licensing

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Health, Health Professions Boards, Applied Behavior Analysis

Texas

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Behavior Analysts Program

Utah

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Vermont

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation, Applied Behavior Analysis

Virginia

Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Medicine

Washington

Washington State Department of Health, Applied Behavior Analysis

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Behavior Analyst

States with Legislation Proposed or Pending for the Licensure of Behavior Analysts

California

Two different measures (AB 1715 and AB 479) introducing licensing for behavioral analysts were introduced to the state legislature in 2015 and 2016, but have not passed into law yet.

Connecticut

Connecticut does not currently require licensure for behavioral analysts. However, HB799 prohibits non-certified individuals from using that title. SB1089 was introduced to the legislature in 2014 to require behavioral analyst licensing and is modeled on the BACB Model Act.

Illinois

Illinois has introduced legislation regarding the licensure of behavior analysts, but has not enacted the legislation to date.

South Dakota

In early 2016, the South Dakota state legislature passed a new law, HB 1141, which requires that applied behavior analysts in the state become licensed in order to retain the right to legally practice. The governor recently signed HB 1141 into law, but as of late 2016 the licensing provisions that it mandates have not yet been enacted.

The information provided above represents the best of our knowledge regarding states with licensure regulations for the practice of behavior analysis as of May 11, 2018.