High School Level
Registered Behavior
Technician® (RBT®)

A paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA.
Bachelor's Level
Board Certified Assistant
Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®)

An undergraduate-level certification
in behavior analysis.

Master's Level
Board Certified
Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)

A graduate-level certification in behavior analysis.
Doctoral Level
Board Certified Behavior
Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D®)

A doctoral designation for Board Certified Behavior Analysts with doctoral training in behavior analysis.


New Episode of Inside the BACB: The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts: Responsibility as a Professional

The BACB is excited to announce the second episode of its ethics-based podcast series titled The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. This series delves into and discusses the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts, which will go into effect on January 1, 2022. Listen now for a step-by-step analysis of Section 1, Responsibility as a Professional.

2021 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award

Dr. José Martinez-Diaz Headshot

The BACB annually honors an individual 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 2021 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is the late Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, BCBA-D (1950-2020). A former member of the BACB Board of Directors, Dr. Martinez-Diaz founded the behavior analysis training programs at Florida Institute of Technology. Through their on-campus and online offerings, Dr. Martinez-Diaz directly influenced thousands of students in their pursuit of education in behavior analysis. Through his professional accomplishments, he fully embodied the spirit and core purpose of applied behavior analysis: improve the lives of others. His teachings were based on a desire to better, strengthen, and grow the practice of behavior analysis to help protect vulnerable populations around the world, and he passed this personal mission on to his many students. In the kind words of his colleagues, peers, and students, he was a visionary, a fighter for justice, a beloved mentor, and a dear friend. We thank you and will miss you, Jose.

BACB Data and Developments in 2020

The BACB is pleased to share BACB Data and Developments in 2020, a new video with an accompanying infographic. This video recaps 2020 at the BACB, touching on important changes, milestones, and data points. Check it out to see just how much the practice of ABA is growing. And don’t forget to view the infographic for a concise summary of last year’s most important data points.

Happy New Year, and thank you for your dedication to ABA!

Introducing the New Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts

The BACB is excited to introduce the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (Code). This updated Code for BCBAs and BCaBAs will replace the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts and will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

We encourage you to review the new Code and check out its accompanying Crosswalk resource, podcast episode, and newsletter!

Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2022)

This Code outlines future professional ethics requirements for BCaBA, BCBA, and BCBA-D applicants and certificants. Effective in 2022.

Crosswalk for Behavior Analyst Ethics Codes

This resource outlines the differences between the current Code and the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts.

New Podcast: Introduction to the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts

This episode of the Inside the BACB podcast contains discussions about the Code’s creation, layout, new requirements, and more

December 2020 Newsletter: Special Ethics Edition

This month’s newsletter introduces the new Code and breaks down the revision process, important changes, and more.

Please visit the Ethics web page for additional resources and information.