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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development - Intro to Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans

Intro to Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

Self-Paced format. Intro to Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans
Self-Paced format

This 8 week online course, offered in both fall and spring semesters, is intended for school and district-level teams.  The purpose of the course is to support the team in developing a functional behavioral Assessment (FBA) that accurately identifies a student’s function of behavior in order to develop more effective Behavior Intervention Plans. Team-based approaches to complete such activities are always best practice and in the best interest of the student, school, and family. By the end of the course, participating teams will be able to successfully complete Basic Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). The course provides a foundation for understanding FBAs and provides opportunity for practice in the completion of FBAs and BIPs. Support from instructors will be given in the form of discussion board with no face-to-face opportunities provided.


  • Each team member must complete an individual registration form, and list 2 to 5 school- or district-level team members, including a special education teacher and a mental health staff. ALL team members must register individually.
  • Have access to students in a school setting, and approval from administrators to complete a FBA/BIP case study on students.
  • Commit to completing weekly reading, assignments, online discussions, as well as a case study in a school setting.

Date(s): January 16 to March 13, 2022
** REGISTRATION OPENS on January 10, 2022 and CLOSES on January 12, 2022 or when registration is full. 


This registration is currently closed. This course is at capacity. 

Event Date and Time

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022 (All day) to Sunday, March 13, 2022 (All day)


Online via Moodle


Up to 30 CDE contact hours are available OR 1.0 graduate credit from Adams State University (must pay tuition fee to Adams State). 

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