Tartaglia earns BCBA certificate


OREGON — Jeanette Tartaglia recently earned her certificate in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). 

Prior to earning this certificate, Tartaglia received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education with an approval in Early Childhood Special Education. Becoming a BCBA was a rigorous process that involved completing a course sequence that was verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. As of Jan. 4, 2021, there are only 44,025 individuals holding the BCBA certification.

Tartaglia completed her seven courses through Northern Illinois University from where she earned her certificate in Behavior Analysis. Supervision hours were another requirement of this program. She completed 1,500 hours of supervision underneath a certified BCBA. Once the coursework and hours were finished, the last step in her process was passing the BCBA exam. Now that she is certified, Tartaglia is required to adhere to the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts and must continue to earn specific continuing education hours to maintain her certificate.

Jeanette Tartaglia, BCBA, provides behavioral services to the schools that belong to the Ogle County Educational Cooperative. These services can include conducting assessments, consulting on specific problems, developing and implementing behavior intervention plans, training staff, and providing continuing support to students and staff.

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