New BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks

The BACB is thrilled to announce the release of 4 new resources for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA applicants and certificants.

BCBA Handbook These handbooks outline the current eligibility and maintenance requirements for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certification.
BCaBA Handbook
BCBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements These handbooks outline the new eligibility requirements that will be implemented in 2022 for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certification.
BCaBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements

The release of these handbooks has prompted certain changes to the
BACB’s website, including web-page integrations and updates. Now, all of the most important BCBA and BCaBA information, including resource documents previously located on our website (e.g., Experience Standards), can be found in the handbooks in an organized, easy-to-navigate format.

To learn more about these new resources, please check out the most recent episode of the Inside the BACB podcast, Introducing the BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks.

Deadline Extension for Board of Directors Nominations

Update: The nominations window has now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

The deadline to submit a nomination for the BACB’s Board of Directors has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. If you have not yet submitted a nomination, we highly encourage you to do so by visiting our Call for Nominations web page. Remember that self-nomination is permitted.

Call for BACB Board of Directors Nominations

Update: The nominations window has now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

The BACB is holding nominations for two openings on its Board of Directors. BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certificants may submit nominations, and self-nomination is permitted. For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit our
Call for Nominations web page. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. MST on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

2021 Hemingway Award – Call for Nominations

The BACB is pleased to call for nominations for the 2021 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award. In memory of the life and contributions of Michael Hemingway, this annual award honors an individual distinguished for their contributions to public policy related to behavior analysis and/or for their efforts to increase the availability of behavior-analytic services.

We are accepting nominations until 5:00 PM MST on October 20, 2020.

BACB Mourns Former Board Member Dr. José Martinez-Diaz

Dr. José Martinez-Diaz HeadshotThe BACB is sad to announce that Dr. José Martinez-Diaz passed away suddenly on September 21, 2020. José served on the BACB Board of Directors from 2004 to 2011 and made meaningful contributions to the organization’s early infrastructure. He also contributed greatly to ABA service delivery, public policy, and university training. José had a big heart and positively impacted thousands of lives. Thank you, José. We will miss you.


Updated Demographic Data Now Available

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.

RBT Application Processing Update

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.