White Papers

The BACB used the Labor Insight™ database from Burning Glass Technologies to assess the US employment demand for behavior analysts from 2010 to 2017 and the demand by state for the past 12 months. The report reveals strong and increasing demand for behavior analysts.
Code Enforcement Summary Cover
This document, the first in an ongoing series, summarizes the ethics violations and code-enforcement activities based on the Notices of Alleged Violation received in the first two years under the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.
ABA Guidelines Cover
This is the 2nd edition of the BACB’s ABA practice guidelines for autism spectrum disorder. The guidelines are intended to be a resource for healthcare funders and managers, regulatory bodies, consumers, service providers, employers, and other stakeholders.

Journal Articles about BACB Certification

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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