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Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis

If you're an education, health or human services professional, or if you have a degree or diploma and want to specialize in the rewarding and challenging area of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the concise, flexible and timely Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis advanced certificate is for you. 

Why specialize in ASD and ABA?

    The sharp increase in the number of people diagnosed with ASD has created a significant shortfall of qualified practitioners to plan and deliver effective evidence based education and treatment services in the community as well as specialized teachers in the K-12 school system. Applied Behaviour Analysis methodology can be successfully incorporated into many other education, health and human service professions.

    For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue

Program Highlights

  • First post-diploma/degree credential of its kind west of Manitoba
  • Terrific option for K-12 teachers wishing to enhance their special education skills while working towards a higher pay level
  • One course per semester is in person and one online.  The courses span over three semesters to accommodate working professionals
  • Credits earned can be used towards a BA in Applied Psychology at Douglas College and a Psychology Major with Concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Simon Fraser University
  • All courses are taught by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts
  • Approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB)® and the Teacher Qualification Service
  • Required step for Behaviour Consultants and other professionals towards becoming BACB® Certified Assistant Behaviour Analysts (BCaBA)®
  • As a provider of a BACB verified course sequence (VCS), please visit this link to view the BACB published VCS Pass Rates. You can find the pass rates of previous Douglas College students by selecting the BCaBA pass rate information. Should you see a gap in the data, note that pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year.



Behaviour Analyst Certification Board® Approved

Simon Fraser University - Bachelor in Psychology - Major in Applied Behaviour Analysis 

University of Calgary - Bachelor Of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies


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