We are pleased to share updated demographic and practice-area data from BACB certificants. These data are available on the BACB Certificant Data web page and will be updated periodically as certificants update their account information. Many thanks to those who have already done so, as your input has made it possible for us to publish this preliminary snapshot of certificant characteristics.
The BACB has recently experienced delays in RBT application processing. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, as we understand the importance of credentialing to the profession and that any delay is critical to many of you. We are working as quickly as possible to process your applications and have implemented new systems that will allow us to better manage the greater-than-expected growth of our profession.
We are pleased to announce that we are now processing applications received less than a week ago and should be back to our historical 1-2 day turnaround within a week or so. For current processing times, please visit our Customer Service Updates web page.
Tune in to the latest episode of the Inside the BACB podcast to go behind the scenes of the BACB’s examination-development process. Director of Testing and Accreditation Kyle Jordan and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik debunk common myths and misconceptions about BACB examinations and explore the vast inner world of making and maintaining examinations.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the August 2020 BACB Newsletter (PDF download).
IN THIS ISSUE…
- Changes to the BCaBA Task List (5th ed.)
- When to conduct a standardized assessment (e.g., the Vineland)
- Common supervision issues
- Why RBTs must know their BACB account details
- How to protect yourself from professional identity theft
- COVID-19 reminder: Experience/Fieldwork Requirements
Getting ready to apply for your RBT certification or helping someone apply for RBT certification? In our latest blog, we’re sharing 4 simple yet essential tips for making the application process a success. We developed these recommendations to make the process smoother and help you reach your goals more quickly.
The BACB recently updated the Background Information page in all BACB accounts. We revised the options for the Gender and Race/Ethnicity fields and have also made changes to the Role in Behavior Analysis, Area of Professional Emphasis, and Primary Age of Clientele categories. At your convenience, please log into your BACB account to update your background information. Once enough data is collected, we will share the results on the BACB website.
The BACB's eligibility requirements for BCBAs and BCaBAs will change on January 1, 2022, but these changes may affect applicants now if they plan to apply in 2022 or later. For guidance during this transition, please refer to our Requirements Transition Resource documents, which outline specific changes in eligibility requirements and provide instructions for applicants at all stages of preparation. You can find them on the BCBA and BCaBA pages under the Documents sections.
In our latest blog, we share five helpful resources on the BACB website. Quickly access essential ethics and customer service information, take advantage of valuable career data, and more. Whether you are a certificant, an applicant, or a prospective applicant, check out this blog for links and tips you can use now.
The BACB recently created a Recommendations for Respecialization document that provides suggestions and resources to those who are looking to practice in a new specialty of ABA. For videos and fact sheets about the many areas of practice in ABA, visit the BACB's About Behavior Analysis web page.