Course Detail: BEHP5011 - Foundations, Concepts, and Principles of Behavior Analysis

FOUNDATIONS, CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS - BEHP5011 Covers concepts, principles and processes derived from the experimental analysis of behavior and how they relate to applied behavior analysis.

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Information and Policies
Refund Policy:
Drop, Transfer & Withdrawal Policy

Please note the BACB does update qualification requirements ( on an ongoing basis. It is the student's responsibility to check with the BACB regarding accepted degrees as well as any other requirements prior to registering.


Any registrant who has paid for a course or workshop and drops prior to the start date or within seven days after the course start date will receive a refund of any registration fees paid, minus a cancellation fee. The course will not appear on the student's transcript.

Cancellation fees, unless otherwise specified:

  • Courses less than $100: $25
  • Courses greater than $100, but less than $300: $50
  • Courses greater than $300, but less than $500: $75
  • Courses greater than $500, but less than $700: $100
  • Courses greater than $700: $150


Transfer requests are accepted prior to the course start date or up to seven days after the course start date. The transfer fee is due at the time of transfer. After the initial course transfer, the registration is ineligible for refund but may be transferred one additional time with payment of an additional $150 transfer fee.


Students may withdraw from the course, without a refund, and receive a grade of W on their transcript beginning eight days after the course opens until six weeks (42 days) from the first day of the course.

Other Information:
Special Instructions

Date of Birth

A valid birth date is required for students' official university record. Failure to provide the correct birth date in the month/day/year format will lead to additional paperwork that the student will need to submit, delays in accessing the course and delays when requesting certificates or transcripts.

Online Meetings

Please select one online meeting from the list of available online meetings. Online meetings occur for one hour from the times listed. All times listed are EST/EDT.

Registering During Late Registration?

It may take up to two business days (Monday through Friday, excluding university holidays) to receive your course log-in information and up to one additional business day to receive access to the course and up to 48 hours to receive your course log-in information.

Proctored Final Exam

The final examination for this course is proctored using Proctortrack. If you have questions about proctoring, email A webcam and microphone will be required.

Important Notice for Those Who Intend to Pursue BCBA Certification

If you are beginning the ABA Online course sequence for BCBA certification in the January 2020 term, because of the transition from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's Fourth Edition Task List to the Fifth Edition Task List, we want to alert you to a change from terms to semesters starting in January 2021. You will be taking your last three courses during two 15-week semesters instead of the 10-week terms we currently offer. In 2020, we will still offer the four 10-week terms; then, in 2021, the courses will begin being offered during three 15-week semesters.

You will also need to change the order that you take some of the courses. You will take BEHP5017A and BEHP5018 at the same time (during the spring 2021 semester), followed by BEHP5016B (during the summer 2021 semester). To meet the BACB's deadline for the fourth edition, you will also need to go straight through the program without taking any terms or semesters off, and successfully complete each course (earning a grade of B or better), to avoid the need for additional coursework and supervised field experience hours.

Attention: New York Residents and Those Planning on Working In New York

The deadline for using coursework from schools that are not registered with the state of New York toward New York's Licensed Behavior Analyst credential has passed.

While we strive to make the ABA Online program accessible to students around the globe, we realize that behavior analysis students must also adhere to any licensing regulations, restrictions and applicable laws in the state or region in which they work. We want to make sure you are fully informed about any obstacles you might encounter on your journey to become certified in behavior analysis.

Although the ABA Online program is a Behavior Analyst Certification Board®-verified course sequence, the program is not registered with the state of New York for licensure as a behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst. Those who apply for admission to the licensing examination on or after September 1, 2019, will be required to meet the professional education requirements for admission to the licensing examination set forth in subdivision (b) of Subpart 79-17.1 of Article 167 of Title VIII of New York's Education Law.

It is the responsibility of all students to keep up on the requirements of the state you want to work in. We work hard to let you know of any obstacles we find out about, but it is your ultimate responsibility to keep up on changes in your state. If you have any questions about New York's licensure regulations, please contact the State of New York Department of Education, Office of the Professions, at or by calling (518) 474-3817, extension 150.