REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPERVISORS

Requirements for Supervisors of Experience for those Pursuing Certification

1. At the time of supervision, supervisors must hold the BCBA or BCBA-D credential, or be a licensed or registered psychologist certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology who was tested in Applied Behavior Analysis, or be authorized by the BACB to provide supervision for a Verified Experience; AND

2. Pass an 8-hour, competency-based training covering the BACB’s Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline; AND

3. Obtain 3 hours of continuing education related to supervision during each certification cycle.

See our Audit Process webpage for additional information about what to do in the event of an audit.

Once a BACB certificant has met requirements 1-2 above, his or her certificant registry entry will include the following statement: “Meets Supervision Requirements as of DATE.” The date shown is the date the certificant became eligible to begin providing supervision.

Requirements for Supervisors of BCaBAs and RBTs

1. At the time of supervision, supervisors must hold the BCBA, BCBA-D, or BCaBA credential (BCaBAs may supervise RBTs only) or be a licensed or registered psychologist certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology who was tested in Applied Behavior Analysis; AND

2. Pass an 8-hour, competency-based training covering the BACB’s Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline; AND

3. Obtain 3 hours of continuing education related to supervision during each certification cycle.
Once a certificant has met the requirements above, his or her certificant registry entry will include the following statement: “Meets 2015 Supervision Requirements as of DATE.” The date shown is the date the certificant became eligible to begin providing supervision.

See the Supervision Resources page for more information about each of the requirements above.

Note:

It is the responsibility of every trainee, supervisee, certificant, and supervisor to ensure that any supervision provided or received is consistent with current BACB standards, any applicable state regulatory standards (e.g., licensure), and relevant third-party payor requirements.