White Papers

The BACB used the Workforce Development from Lightcast™ to assess US employment demand for behavior analysts from 2010–2023 and demand by state for the past 12 months. The report reveals strong and increasing demand for behavior analysts throughout the US.

A Summary of Ethics Violations and Code-Enforcement Activities: 2019–2021

The 2019-2021 Summary of Ethics Violations and Code-Enforcement Activities is the latest summary of ethics violations and enforcement activities based on Notices of Alleged Violation received under the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts and the RBT Ethics Code (2.0).

BACB-Authored Publications about BACB Activity

Sellers, T. P., Carr, J. E., & Nosik, M. R. (2020). On the BACB’s ethics requirements: A response to Rosenberg and Schwartz (2019). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 13(3), 714-717. (Free)
Martin, N. T., & Carr, J. E. (2020). Training and certification of behaviour analysts in Europe. European Journal of Behaviour Analysis, 21(1), 9-19.
Luke, M. M., Carr, J. E., & Wilder, D. A. (2018). On the compatibility of organizational behavior management and BACB certification. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 38, 288-305.
doi:10.1080/01608061.2018.1514347 (Free)
Johnston, J. M., Carr, J. E., & Mellichamp, F. H. (2017). A history of the professional credentialing of applied behavior analysts. The Behavior Analyst, 40, 523-538. doi:10.1007/s40614-017-0106-9 (Free)
Carr, J. E., & Nosik, M. R. (2017). Professional credentialing of practicing behavior analysts. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4, 3-8. doi:10.1177/2372732216685861 (Free)
Carr, J. E., Nosik, M. R., & DeLeon, I. G. (2017). The Registered Behavior Technician credential: A response to Leaf et al. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 164-166. doi:10.1007/s40617-017-0172-1 (Free)
Carr, J. E., & Nosik, M. R. (2015). On the complexity of correlating a graduate program’s experiences with the success of its graduates: A response to Dixon et al. (2015). Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 163-164. doi:10.1007/s40617-015-0091-y (Free)
Johnston, J. M., Mellichamp, F. H., Shook, G. L., & Carr, J. E. (2014). Determining BACB examination content and standards. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 7, 3-9. doi:10.1007/s40617-014-0003-6 (Free)
Martin, N., & Shook, G. L. (2011). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board and international credentialing for behaviour analysts. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 12, 41-47. doi:10.1080/15021149.2011.11434354
Weiss, M. J., & Shook, G. L. (2010). Resources on training requirements for applied behavior analysts: The Behavior Analyst Certification Board and the autism special interest group consumer guidelines. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 11, 217-222. doi:10.1080/15021149.2010.11434345
Virués-Ortega, J., Shook, G. L., Arntzen, E., Martin, N., Rodríguez-García, V., & Rebollar-Bernardo, M. A. (2009). Campo profesional y procedimientos de certificación en análisis aplicado del comportamiento en España y Europa [Professional field and certification in applied behavior analysis: Spain and Europe]. Papeles del Psicologo, 30, 1-10. (Free)
Shook, G. L., & Favell, J. E. (2008). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board and the profession of behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1(1), 44-48. doi: 10.1007/BF03391720 (Free)
Hughes, J. C., & Shook, G. L. (2007). Training and certification in behaviour analysis in Europe: Past, present, and future challenges. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 8, 239-249. doi:10.1080/15021149.2007.11434285
Shook, G. L. (2005). An examination of the integrity and future of Behavior Analyst Certification Board credentials. Behavior Modification, 29, 562-574. doi:10.1177/0145445504274203
Shook, G. L., & Neisworth, J. T. (2005). Ensuring appropriate qualifications for applied behavior analyst professionals: The Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Exceptionality, 13, 3-10. doi:10.1207/s15327035ex1301_2
Shook, G. L., Johnston, J. M., & Mellichamp, F. (2004). Determining essential content for applied behavior analyst practitioners. The Behavior Analyst, 27, 67-94. doi:10.1007/BF03392093 (Free)
Shook, G. L., Ala'i-Rosales, S., & Glenn, S. S. (2002). Training and certifying behavior analysts. Behavior Modification, 26, 27-48. doi:10.1177/0145445502026001003
Johnston J. M., & Shook, G. L. (2001). A national certification program for behavior analysts. Behavioral Interventions, 16, 77-85. doi:10.1002/bin.81