Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate

The Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate Program (BISCP) is a highly specialized six-course and one advanced practicum sequence that imbues the theoretical orientation and practical application of applied behavior analysis. 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. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify for Board Certification; see

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Coursework Requirements 

  • SPED 53030 Applied Behavior Analysis I
  • SPED 63301 Single Subject Research Methods
  • SPED 53031 Applied Behavior Analysis II
  • SPED 63033 Ethical and Professional Conduct in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 63031 Program Development in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 63032 Advanced Interventions for Addressing Severe Behavior
  • SPED 64892 Advanced Practicum

Each course, their schedule of offerings, and steps for applying and matriculating through the program are described further in the information below.

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.


Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State's website for professional licensure disclosure.

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