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In this program, you will complete a series of graduate-level classes approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), preparing you to help people learn new behaviors, increase or reduce existing behaviors and understand when to use specific behaviors in specific instances. The scope of these services ranges from addressing challenging behaviors of one person to the changing the behavior of an entire organization, school or school-community. Fresno Pacific University has been approved by the BACB to offer both coursework and supervision leading to certification as a BCABA.


  • Small class sizes
  • Evening classes

Career opportunities

This certification program is especially valuable for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science who wish to pursue or enhance their employment with public or private organizations in the development of systematic individual behavior support plans. In addition, the sequence of classes is flexible enough to allow for candidates who possess advanced degrees to secure certification.

Program director

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Robert P. Murray, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of School Psychology PPS School Psychology Program Director PPS School Counseling/School Psychology Dual Program Co-Director

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David Weber, Psy.D., NCSP, LEP

Assistant Professor of School Counseling and School Psychology

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Three reference forms
  • Statement of intent
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Orientation interview with
  • BCABA enrollment advisor


  • Be enrolled in or have completed a bachelor's degree in a related field*

Course listing

Required Courses (17 Units)

PPP 718Behavioral Assessment/Intervention3
PPP 734Early Intervention and Behavioral Assessment3
PPP 771Behavioral Research Methods in Education3
PPP 793BBCBA Supervised Experiences3