Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate

The Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate Program (BISCP) is a highly specialized seven-course and one advanced practicum sequence that imbues the theoretical orientation and practical application of Applied Behavior Analysis. The BISCP is a Behavior Analyst Certification Board-verified course sequence under the 5th Edition Task List. The entire BISCP is delivered online. 

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KSU's Behavior Intervention Specialist Certificate Program requirements focus on integrating foundational and specialized coursework with practical experience. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination under the 5th Edition Task List. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify for Board Certification; see www.bacb.com.

Coursework Requirements 

Fall Semester

  • SPED 53030 Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • SPED 63033 Ethical and Professional Conduct in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 63034 Principles and Concepts in Applied Behavior Analysis

Spring Semester

  • SPED 53031 Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • SPED 63031 Program Development in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 63301 Single Subject Research Methods

Summer Session

  • SPED 63032 Advanced Interventions for Addressing Severe Behavior
  • SPED 64892 Advanced Practicum

Important Forms

Graduate Certificate Application

BISCP Plan of Study (PDF)

BACB pass rate data

Disclaimer: Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.

Please contact Dr. Christine Balan, BCBA, for more information.