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Principles of ABA for Teaching and Intervention – Online

This online course is offered year-round, and you can enroll anytime.

Once you are enrolled in the course, you will have access to your account for 120 days. To attain your certificate you MUST complete all course requirements within this time.

Cost- Professional: $350.00CAD; Parent/Student: $305CAD

Discount- 10% off all member rates; Buy 4 seats in a course, get the 5th seat for FREE!

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No time to attend the Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate Course live or by webinar because of a hectic work schedule or family life? Do you like to decide when and where you do your professional development without having to worry about fighting traffic or weather conditions?

Geneva Centre is now offering the Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate Course entirely online! Learn about the principles of ABA from the comfort of your own home or workplace on a timeline that suits your busy schedule. Video-based learning with opportunities for one to one support and live, real-time interactions with instructors is also available to support your learning.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is for participants to learn the theory, techniques, and ethical considerations required to develop a behaviour support plan.
You will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following activities in this course:

  • Video presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Attendance and participation in online group discussions.

Topic Outline/Schedule

Important Note: Refer to the course calendar for specific meeting dates and times. Activity and assessment details will be explained in detail within each learning module. If you have any questions, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Module 1 – Defining Behaviour

  • — What is behaviour?
  • — Why do we address behaviour?
  • — Functions of behaviour

Module 2 – Conducting Assessments

  • — Multidisciplinary assessment
  • — Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA)

Module 3 – Using Proactive Interventions

  • — Antecedent strategies

Module 4 – Teaching Replacement Skills

  • — Selecting replacement behaviours
  • — Teaching replacement behaviours
  • — Consequence strategies

Module 5 – Measuring Behaviour Change

  • — Data collection techniques
  • — Interpreting data
  • — Monitoring progress

Module 6 – Generalizing and Maintaining Skills

  • — Generalization strategies
  • — Maintenance strategies

Module 7 - Teaching Methods

  • — Motivational operations
  • — Reinforcement procedures
  • — Shaping
  • — Prompting
  • — Task analysis
  • — Chaining

Course Requirements


  • A review of the ethical implications of ABA must also be acknowledged
  • For more information about the Standards of Practice for Practitioners of Behaviour Analysis in Ontario, please see:

Course Structure

This course will be delivered entirely online at . You will use your elearning account to login to the course.
Once you are enrolled in the course, you will have access to your account for 120 days. To attain your certificate you MUST complete all course requirements within this time.

Your detailed account information will be provided to you upon registration. Participants will engage in a blend of self-paced and interactive group-based learning.
The course is comprised of 7 learning modules. We estimate the course will require 10-12 hours of work (on average). Lessons in each module are presented as a series of video recordings. Participants must complete a quiz for each module.

In addition to the video presentations, and quizzes, participants will also be required to participate in 3 online live group discussions with a course facilitator. Each group discussion will be 1-hr long, and offered multiple times each month.

Textbook & Course Materials

Required Text

  • There is no required text for this course. All of the information that participants will be evaluated on will come from the presentation modules.

Recommended Texts & Other Readings

Technical Requirements


  • Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X or higher
  • Internet connection (high speed internet preferred)
  • Audio: sound card and speakers or headphones for listening

Internet Browser

  • Even though you can access the online course via any browser, Mozilla Firefox is highly recommended. – Latest version at
  • Some of the courses use pop-up windows, therefore you will need to disable pop-up blockers in your browser.


Technical Assistance

If you need technical assistance at any time during the course or to report a problem with e-learning you can:

  • Visit the Student FAQ's Web Page in your online course
  • Send us an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Grading Policy

Graded Course Activities

Participants will be evaluated in two ways.

  1. Multiple choice quizzes
  • Each module will have a multiple choice quiz component
  • Each quiz will count for 14.3% of your final mark
  • There will be a limited number of attempts allowed for each quiz
Description Points
Module 1 Quiz 14.3%
Module 2 Quiz 14.3%
Video Chat Session A Participation Required
Module 3 Quiz 14.3%
Module 4 Quiz 14.3%
Video Chat Session B Participation Required
Module 5 Quiz 14.3%
Module 6 Quiz 14.3%
Video Chat Session C Participation Required
Module 7 Quiz 14.3%
Total 100%

Late Work Policy

You need to complete all the graded course activities within 120 days from your course start date. There are no deadlines for each activity. However, the activities are made available to you in a particular order. Be sure to pay close attention to the schedule of live chats with your instructor — you need to complete all three chats within the 120 days. There will be no make-up schedules without a serious and compelling reason and instructor approval.

Viewing Grades in

Points you receive for graded activities will be posted to the Grade Book. Click on the Grades link on the left navigation to view your points.
Your instructor will update the online grades each time a grading session (eg, online live chat) has been complete—typically 7 days following the completion of an activity. You will see a visual indication of new grades posted on your course page.

Passing grade

Final grades assigned for this course will be based on the percentage of total points earned and are assigned. The passing grade for this course is 85%.

Course Policies


Students are expected to participate in all online activities as listed above. Please note that your participation in the discussion forum, chat sessions will be monitored and will be used for your final course grade.

Complete Quizzes

All quizzes for this course must be completed electronically through unless otherwise instructed. Quizzes will only become accessible after viewing all of the video presentations for that module. Once the quiz becomes available, participants will have the option to complete it immediately or at a later time within their 120 day registration period. There will be a limited number of attempts for each quiz, and the highest score among your attempts will count toward your final grade.

Requests to Drop This Course

Once participants enroll themselves in the course they are granted access to all of the course materials for 120 days. After 120 days you will automatically be un-enrolled of the course. Should a participant decide they no longer want to achieve a certificate, they can simply stop logging in.

Inform Your Instructor of Any Accommodations Needed

If you require any special accommodations, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it prior to registration to discuss your needs.

Commit to Integrity

As a participant in this course, you are expected to maintain high degrees of professionalism, commitment to active learning and participation in course requirements.

These expectations of integrity and conduct extend to your behaviours toward Geneva Centre for Autism employees, other participants, and manner in which you access the course material.

"The principles of truth and honesty are recognized as fundamental to a community of scholars and teachers. Geneva Centre for Autism expects that both faculty and students will honor these principles, and in so doing, will protect the integrity of academic work and student grades."


At Geneva Centre for Autism, "cheating is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work through the use of any dishonest, deceptive, or fraudulent means."
"Plagiarism is a form of cheating. At Geneva Centre for Autism, "plagiarism is the use of distinctive ideas or works belonging to another person without providing adequate acknowledgement of that person's contribution."