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 BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks

The BACB is thrilled to announce the release of 4 new resources for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA applicants and certificants.
BCBA Handbook These handbooks outline the current eligibility and maintenance requirements for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certification.
BCaBA Handbook
BCBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements These handbooks outline the new eligibility requirements that will be implemented in 2022 for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certification.
BCaBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements
The release of these handbooks has prompted certain changes to the BACB’s website, including web-page integrations and updates. Now, all of the most important BCBA and BCaBA information, including resource documents previously located on our website (e.g., Experience Standards), can be found in the handbooks in an organized, easy-to-navigate format. To learn more about these new resources, please check out the most recent episode of the Inside the BACB podcast, Introducing the BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks.
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Deadline Extension for Board of Directors Nominations

Update: The nominations window has now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
The deadline to submit a nomination for the BACB’s Board of Directors has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. If you have not yet submitted a nomination, we highly encourage you to do so by visiting our Call for Nominations web page. Remember that self-nomination is permitted.
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Call for BACB Board of Directors Nominations

Update: The nominations window has now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

The BACB is holding nominations for two openings on its Board of Directors. BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certificants may submit nominations, and self-nomination is permitted. For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit our Call for Nominations web page. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. MST on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

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New Episode of Inside the BACB: Common Misunderstandings About the BACB

As one of the oldest organizations in a young profession, the BACB and its functions are often surrounded by misconceptions. To learn the surprising truths behind these common misunderstandings, join CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik as they explore the BACB’s history and more in the latest episode of Inside the BACB.

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