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 professionals in behavior analysis who is able to practice independently and provide supervision for BCaBAs and RBTs.
New Podcast: Future Changes to BCBA Certification Requirements
Please enjoy our newest podcast episode, in which CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik break down the future BCBA certification requirements changes announced in the March 2022 BACB Newsletter.LISTEN NOW
New Podcast: Introducing the 2025 BCBA and BCaBA Test Content Outlines
We are excited to share our first podcast episode of the year, which covers the newly developed 2025 BCBA and BCaBA test content outlines (TCOs). Listen in to learn about the TCO-development process, future examinations, and more—and stay tuned for a follow-up episode, coming soon.LISTEN NOW
The 2022 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 director of the BACB. Michael’s commitments to the profession of applied behavior analysis 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 2022 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D. Dr. Fisher is currently the Henry Rutgers Endowed Professor of Pediatrics in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a core faculty member of the Brain Health Institute, and the director of the Rutgers University Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services, all at Rutgers University. Dr. Fisher’s professional contributions fulfill both criteria for this award: helping increase access to quality ABA services and developing sound public policy in behavior analysis. In addition to his record as one of the discipline’s top applied researchers, Dr. Fisher has overseen and/or developed 4 state-of-the-art clinical research programs for autism and developmental disabilities (at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Marcus Autism Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, and Rutgers University); served as editor-in-chief of Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis; helped improve access to ABA services through legislative activity in Nebraska; and served as a principal author of the current CPT® billing codes used nationally in applied behavior analysis. We are thankful to Dr. Fisher for his many distinguished contributions, which have greatly benefitted our science, our practice, and most importantly, the consumers of ABA services.
March 2022 Newsletter
We are excited to share the publication of the March 2022 BACB Newsletter. This issue covers future changes to BCBA and BCaBA certification eligibility and maintenance requirements. Read on for details.