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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavior Specialist Certificate

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The Psychology graduate program also offers a Behavioral Specialist Certificate (BSC) which fulfills some of the requirements for a Behavioral Specialist License (BSL) in Pennsylvania.  The BSC can be taken as part of the MAP degree requirements (with no additional courses necessary; can still complete the MAP in 30 credits) or as a post-graduate certificate for those that already have a graduate degree. 

In summary, the requirements for a BSL in Pennsylvania are: 

  • A Master’s (or higher) degree or a Post Master’s Certificate in certain specified fields
  • 90 hours of evidence-based coursework in eight specified content areas
  • 1,000 hours of in-person clinical experience
  • 1-year of experience involving Functional Behavior Assessments

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