About Our Program
As a part of their Interdisciplinary Training Program, the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities’ (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, offers the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Graduate Certificate. Participation in the Interdisciplinary Training Program provides students with instruction, support, and mentorship from faculty and staff who are nationally recognized in the field of developmental disabilities and in the support of individuals with challenging behavior. As trainees, students in the certificate program also gain access to local resources available through FCIC and national resources available through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).
The PBS graduate certificate is designed for educators, school or mental health administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and behavioral health staff who want to specialize in an evidence-based approach to resolving challenging behavior and supporting the prosocial behavior of children and youth within schools and early education settings. Participants are required to complete 9 credit hours from the list of core courses and one elective, for a total of 12 credit hours.
Want to find out if the PBS Graduate Certificate is right for you?
If you would like an introduction to PBS, enroll in our FREE online module! It takes 45 to 60 minutes to complete and should provide you with basic information about individualized interventions and the PBS systematic approach in educational settings. You will also earn a certificate of completion. The module can be accessed at this link: Introduction to PBS Module.