Become QABA Credentialed

The Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA®) is an internationally-accredited credentialing agency dedicated to ensuring the highest standard of care among professionals providing applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities.  Find out more here.

For the year of 2021-2022 we will focus on providing coursework and training for the QASP-S or assistant behavior analyst credential.  Find out more below.

Program Details

ABAT (not currently available)

The training provided for the Applied Behavior Analysis Technician credential will focus on 40 hours of approved assessment-based ABA coursework (including 3 hours in Ethics and 5 hours in Autism Core Knowledge).  Supervised fieldwork will not be provided, unless you are a current employee of Autism Learners.

QASP-S | Scope | Handbook | Supervision

The training provided for the Qualified Autism Service Practitioner-Supervisor credential will focus on 180 hours of approved assessment-based ABA coursework (including a minimum of 5 hours must be in ethics and a minimum of 15 hours in autism core knowledge). Additionally 8 hours of supervisory skills coursework will be provided.  Supervised fieldwork will not be provided, unless you are a current employee of Autism Learners.

*For non-employees, please sign-up for coursework by clicking here.

QBA (not currently available)

The training provided for the Qualified Behavior Analyst credential will focus on 270 Hours of approved coursework (ABA, psychology, special education, or a related field) or 18 semester credit units, including 8 hours of supervision coursework (master’s degree in ABA, Psychology, Special education, or a related field). Minimum of 5 hour of coursework must be in ethics and minimum of 20 hours in autism core knowledge.   Supervised fieldwork will not be provided, unless you are a current employee of Autism Learners.

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QASP-S Spotlight

The mission of this QASP-S program is to provide comprehensive training and supervision in the science of applied behavior analysis to the direct service providers implementing behavior analytic protocols with the population we serve.   Service providers will enhance their knowledge and skill set as it relates to diagnosis, assessment, treatment development, treatment implementation, ethics, supervision and their role as an assistant behavior analyst on a tiered service delivery team.  The topics reviewed will be as follows: 

  • Defining Autism 

  • Identifying Risk and Diagnostic Methods

  • QASP-S Provider Role, Ethics and Client Information

  • Reporting, Advocacy and Government Supports

  • Awareness of Best Practices within Treatment

  • The Science of Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Conditioning, Motivation Operations, Extinction and their Effects on Behavior

  • Reinforcement and Punishment Procedures

  • Stimuli and Response Types

  • Functional Communication Training

  • Functions of Behavior and Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA)

  • Usage of Reinforcement Contingencies

  • Behavior Intervention Plan Development 

  • Data Collection, Graphing and Inter-Reliability

  • Assessment and Analysis

  • Prompting Procedures

  • Teaching Methods (e.g. DTT, NET, PRT, Chaining, etc.)

  • Skill Acquisition Plan Development 

  • Supervisor Qualities and Methodologies

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