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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

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  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.


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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)