About the Certification
The Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals who are certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services. In addition, BCBAs supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, and others who implement behavior-analytic interventions.
Obtaining BCBA Certification
Applicants for BCBA certification must meet one of three sets of eligibility requirements. Individuals who plan to apply for certification on or after January 1, 2022 must meet the new 2022 requirements.
Maintaining BCBA Certification
BCBAs are required to recertify, acquire continuing education, and comply with the BACB’s ethics requirements.
Ethics and Discipline
BCBAs are required to abide by a code of ethics, report required information to the BACB if relevant, and are encouraged to review our ethics guidance page.
BCBAs who wish to provide supervision must complete additional training and continuing education requirements.
Doctoral Designation (BCBA-D)
BCBAs who are current in their certification may acquire an additional designation if they have a doctoral level degree that meets qualifications.