Online Autism Paraprofessional Training Program receives ANSI Accreditation

SANTA BARBARA, CA – 4 Apr, 2017 – Innovative Learning LLC achieved a significant goal on March 20th, 2017 when the ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC) awarded Innovative Learning LLC accreditation under ANSI/ASTM E2659-09 for following scope: Behavior Technician Level One Certificate Program. 

The Behavior Technician (BHT) Level One Certificate Program was developed after extensive research in the field of ABA and Autism. The BHT Level One training program focuses on evidence-based practice for autism in relation to the job role of the behavior technician.  The BHT Level One Certificate Program is intended to provide paraprofessionals with a strong basic foundation in the basic concepts and principles of applied behavior analysis within the context of Autism treatment. This online, self-paced certificate program is intended for workforce development to address an immediate broad service need. BHT Level One provides the foundation for the next steps in advanced education and training in ABA and Autism.

ANSI-CAP is based on an American National Standard, ANSI/ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. The standard requires that a program meets predefined industry requirements for content, follows predetermined processes, includes constant feedback for quality improvement ensuring integrity and consistency.

ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF). ANSI accreditation is nationally and internationally recognized as a mark of quality and assures that employers can have confidence that the certificate holder has completed the prescribed course of study.

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The Behavior Technician Level One is a certificate program and not a certification.  This is an important distinction because the BHT Level One Certificate program was developed because the target audience (paraprofessionals providing direct ABA treatment to individuals diagnosed with Autism) has a knowledge or skill gap that can be addressed through an outcomes-based training program.  Certification programs do not address knowledge or skill gaps but instead recognize those individuals who already demonstrate specific knowledge and skills. Currently there is a significant knowledge and skill gap for those paraprofessionals providing direct ABA treatment and support to those individuals diagnosed with Autism and related disabilities.  

“This has been a lifetime achievement for all of us associated with Innovative Learning LLC including the families and individuals diagnosed with Autism who we continue to work with collaboratively.  We have dedicated our careers to making an impact in the lives of those individuals diagnosed with Autism and related disabilities by ensuring those providing direct services are appropriately trained in a values based approach.”  

For more information on about the program we can be reached at our office at 805-691-9367 or by email at

Vicki A.  Moeller, M.A., QASP
Chief Operations Officer
Innovative Learning LLC

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