Types of ACE Providers
The content of Type 2 CE events can address any aspect of behavior-analytic practice, science, methodology, and theory. Type 2 CE events must be designed explicitly for professional behavior analysts to extend beyond the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become certified. There are two types of Authorized Continuing Education Providers:
1. Organization Providers
May offer Type 2 CE for events that meet all of the criteria outlined in the ACE Provider Handbook. ACE Coordinators are not required to be present during CE events offered by their organization; however, they retain responsibility for the events provided by that organization.
2. Individual Providers
Must provide the instruction themselves and be present during the entire Type 2 CE event, although a co-instructor may assist them.
Requirements to Become an ACE Provider
To apply for ACE Provider status, an individual must meet all of the following criteria, and an organization must designate an individual to serve as ACE Coordinator who meets all of the following criteria:
- Certification in good standing as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D); AND
- At least 36 months of full-time experience in behavior analysis post-Master’s degree or 18 months of full-time experience in behavior analysis post-Doctoral degree; AND
- Be willing and able to fulfill all responsibilities described in the ACE Handbook for the full duration of the approval period (one year).
To submit an application to become an Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Provider, please review the BACB’s ACE Provider Handbook and complete and submit an application.
Individual ACE Providers who wish to terminate their status as an individual provider and become approved as an Organization Provider may do so by completing the first two pages of the initial application and submitting a $100 change fee. No sample CE event is required; instead, the application should be submitted with a summary of events offered since their last renewal, and the standard $50 renewal fee for individual ACE Providers, if the last renewal was more than 6 months ago. Once approved, the Individual Provider number will be expired and a new Organization Provider number will be issued.
Maintaining Status as an ACE Provider
|Initial Organization Application||$200|
|Initial Individual Application||$100|
|Change Fee for Individual to Organization Provider||$100|
|Annual Organization Renewal||$100|
|Annual Individual Renewal||$50|
|Renewal Late Fee (if allowed via appeal)||$100|
|Non-sufficient Funds Fee||$45|
ACE Providers are subject to the standards outlined in the ACE Provider Handbook. If you believe an ACE Provider has violated these standards and you have been unable to resolve the matter with the provider directly, you may elect to file a complaint using our complaint form.