Learn more about topics related to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate program by reading the FAQs listed below.

How are online classes delivered?

UWM uses Canvas as its learning management system. Courses use both synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Synchronous instruction is delivered using Microsoft Teams or Zoom along with other online instructional tools. When synchronous classes are held, they are scheduled to support the needs of full-time working professionals. Summer classes are staggered across two summer sessions.

What are the ABA program costs?

Please see the One Stop Tuition & Fees webpage for more information.

Can I begin the ABA program in either summer or fall?

Yes, students can begin the program in either the summer or fall semester. Classes are offered on a rotating basis so students can still complete the certificate program in four semesters. Summer 2023 classes begin on July 24, 2023. Fall 2023 classes begin on Sept. 5, 2023. See the UWM Academic Calendar for more information.

What if I want to take courses at a slower pace?

Courses can be taken at a slower pace. Please contact your program advisor at applied-behavior-analysis@uwm.edu for additional information.

Can the ABA program be completed along with other academic degrees at UWM?

The ABA program can be completed along with other academic degrees at UWM with the permission of the academic program advisors. Please contact the specific academic degree program for additional information.

Can I transfer credits from another institution?

UWM policy permits transfer credits as part of certificate and graduate degree programs. Prospective students should contact program coordinators to discuss the possibility of transferring credits into the program.

Do you offer practicum hours?

We offer practicum experiences that can be used for unrestricted experience hours. Students are expected to obtain their own restricted experience hours. For more information about experience hours, see the BCBA Handbook.

Do you offer BCBA test preparation?

We offer free BCBA test preparation to students who are actively enrolled in UWM’s applied behavior analysis program.

Can international students complete the BCBA Certificate?

Please see the BACB website for additional information. Advising appointments are available, if needed.


Dr. Sara Jozwik
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator