Graduate BCBA Online Course Sequence

Register for our ABAI-verified course sequence to meet the requirements for BCBA certification. Students who need a Masters degree may also enroll in our online Masters in Exceptional Student Education program at UWF which includes all courses required to take the BCBA certification exam.


Coursework listed here meets the Behavior Analyst Certification Board 5th Edition Task list requirements.

Graduate Course Sequence (BCBA)
Course No.DescriptionCredits
EDF 6225 Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis 3
EDF 6226 Behavior Assessments, Interventions, and Outcomes 3
EDF 6223 Applied Behavior Analysis and System Support 3
EDF 6437 Measurement in Single Case Design 3
EDF 6557 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
EDF 6224 Supervision and Management Fluency 3
EDF 6222 Concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis* 3
Total Credits: 21

Non-Degree Seeking BCBA Students: Students who already possess a Masters degree or who are enrolled in a Masters program at a different institution may enroll in our graduate-level Verified Course Sequence to meet the requirements for BCBA certification.

*Students who wish to test under the Behavior Analyst Certification Board 4th Edition Task list requirements are not required to take EDF 6222 (Concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis).  Students who choose this option must apply to take the exam before the requirements change in January of 2022. 

**Students who enrolled in our coursework prior to Fall 2019 were part of a 4th Edition Task List cohort, and those cohorts included EDF 6227 or EDF 6944 instead of EDF 6224.  Please email aba@uwf.edu if you need to obtain a copy of UWF's 4th Edition Task List Course Content Grid.  

Refer to this newsletter from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board which outlines the transition to the 5th Edition Task List. 

Inclusive Online Masters Degree Option

Add a Master's Degree in Exceptional Student Education to your BCBA curriculum wth only 4 additional online courses. Out-of-State tuition fee waivers are available for online students. SACS and NCATE Accredited 

M.A. in Exceptional Student Education Courses
Course No.DescriptionCredits
EDF 6325 Autism and the Law 2
EDF 6221 Intensive Intervention in Autism and Related Disabilities  2
EDF 6229 Curriculum Design, Stimulus, Equivalance, and Generativity 2
EEX 6051 Exceptionalities 3
Total Credits: 9

Read more about the M.A. in Exceptional Student Education 

Note: Visit UWF's State Authorization page to review which states have placed restrictions on out of state online graduate degree programs.

Financial Aid for Degree-Seeking Students

Contact The UWF Financial Aid Office to apply.

Funding Options for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid but may apply for continuing education loans to pay for courses.

  • Two examples include: Sallie Mae  and Wells Fargo.
  • When applying for a continuing education loan, make sure to use this school code for UWF continuing education: 00395598.
  • Please contact our office via phone or email once your loan is approved, and our team members will assist with registration.
  • Learn about UWF's payment plan option and short term loans.

Credits Earned as a Non-Degree Seeking Student at UWF may be used in a Masters Program!

Students may take a maximum of 12 semester hours as a non-degree student at UWF and apply those credits to a master's degree program at UWF. That is, students may begin the ABA coursework as a non-degree student and apply for admission to the MA in Exceptional Student Education with Specialization in ABA degree program for a later semester. 

Related Links

For additional information, email the Center for Behavior Analysis at ABA@uwf.edu today!