Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®)
A paraprofessional in behavior analysis who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA.
Board Certified Assistant
Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®)
An undergraduate-level professional in behavior analysis who practices under the supervision of a BCBA or FL-CBA.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)
A graduate-level professional in behavior analysis who is able to practice independently and provide supervision for BCaBAs and RBTs.
The 2023 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award
Each year, the BACB honors an individual with the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award to commemorate the life and contributions of Michael Hemingway, who played a central role in the development of behavior analyst certification in Florida before serving as a founding member of the BACB Board of Directors. Michael’s commitments to the profession of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and to increasing access to services are reflected in the behavior of the individual who receives this award.
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is Jane S. Howard, PhD, BCBA-D. Dr. Howard is the chief executive officer and cofounder of Therapeutic Pathways, an organization that provides ABA services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Howard was a member of the psychology faculty at California State University, Stanislaus from 1987 through 2014, where she trained graduate students in psychology and special education. In addition to her contributions to service delivery and university training, Dr. Howard has served the profession in numerous important leadership positions. She served on the BACB Board of Directors from 2008 to 2015 and served as its president from 2012 to 2015. During this time, she was the chief architect of the first set of nationally influential practice guidelines for ABA treatment of ASD. Dr. Howard later served on the Board of Directors of The Council of Autism Service Providers from 2016 to 2022 and was one of the organization’s founders. Dr. Howard also published important research demonstrating that the critical feature of effective behavioral treatment for young children with ASD is its behavioral characteristics and not its intensity (Howard et al., 2005; 2014). We are grateful to Dr. Howard for her many important contributions, which have greatly benefitted our science, our profession, and the clients we serve.
Now Available: The March 2023 BACB Newsletter
We are excited to announce the publication of the March 2023 BACB Newsletter. This issue includes tips for avoiding test-preparation scams, resources for BACB intellectual property use, important ethics communications, and more.Read Now
JOBM Now Available to BCBAs and BCaBAs
We are excited to announce that BCBAs and BCaBAs now have access to the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM) through the Resources tab in their BACB accounts. JOBM is the leading outlet for research on organizational behavior management. Recent topics that appear in the journal include behavioral managerial training, teaching supervision skills, and the functional assessment of employee performance problems, among others. We hope that you find this new resource useful!
Now Available: A Summary of Ethics Violations and Code-Enforcement Activities: 2019–2021
This report summarizes common BACB ethics violations from 2019–2021 and the code-enforcement measures taken to uphold the BACB’s mission of consumer protection. Supervisors, organizations, and others can use these data for training purposes, creating policies and procedures, and more.View the Report