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BEHP1125: Jerry Shook - Visionary and Founder of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board is a Course

BEHP1125: Jerry Shook - Visionary and Founder of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Time limit: 60 days
2.5 credits

$32.50 Enroll

Full course description

All net proceeds go to the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
toward the annual APBA Jerry Shook Award

2 hours, 16 minutes
Credit: 2.5 Learning BACB CEs

Course Description: Presents a compilation of an interview by Mark Sundberg and reflections of many individuals (Richard Malott, James Carr, Judith Favell, Jim Johnston, Neil Martin, Paolo Moderato, Sharon Chien, Jane Howard, Jose Martinez-Diaz and others) to commemorate Dr. Shook's outstanding contributions to the field of behavior analysis. Includes Dr. Shook's background, the history of the BACB, international expansion, autism work and university influence, as well as future challenges for the field.


  • Describe Jerry Shook's introduction to behavior analysis.
  • Describe the initiation and growth of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.
  • Discuss four examples of Jerry Shook’s impact on prominent behavior analysts interviewed.
  • Discuss generally how Jerry Shook’s work affected the field of autism.
  • Discuss the international growth of behavior analysis.
  • Describe noted challenges to the field of behavior analysis.

Keywords:  BACB, universities, history, certification, founder, autism, challenge, Shook

Rating: This course is appropriate for any interested in the history of the field of behavior analysis. No background in behavior analysis is required. 

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Note: The 60-day access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in; purchasing multiple course subscriptions will not extend your access. 

Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech will no longer offer extensions for new purchases.  Purchases made prior to this date will be eligible for an extension per the previous policy:

Effective July 23, 2018, each ABA Learning (type-2) on-demand CE course may be extended a maximum of three times within six months of the original course purchase. After six months from the original date of purchase, the course will need to be purchased again. 


For more information, to request an extension, or if you experience problems when registering, please email us at

Important note:  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.

Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)