The 2022 Transition

The time has finally come! On January 1, all 2022 requirements and changes went into effect. Please review the following changes to your certification or the certification you are working toward:

BCBA Task List (5th ed.)

The BCBA Task List (5th ed.) is in effect, and all BCBA examinations are based on it.

BCBA TASK LIST

Eligibility Requirements

New requirements to qualify for BCBA certification are in effect.

SEE THE REQUIREMENTS

Consulting Supervisor Requirements

The requirements for first-year BCBAs who provide supervision to BCBA or BCaBA trainees accruing fieldwork are in effect.

SEE THE REQUIREMENTS

Self-Reporting Updates

The updated self-reporting process is now available, including a streamlined form, revised handbook section, and instructions

SELF-REPORTING SECTION

COVID-19 Waivers

The temporary COVID-19 waivers are no longer available.

BACB COVID-19 UPDATES

Ethics Code

The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts is in effect.

SEE THE ETHICS CODE

BCaBA Task List (5th ed.)

The BCaBA Task List (5th ed.) is in effect, and all BCaBA examinations are based on it.

BCaBA TASK LIST

Eligibility Requirements

New requirements to qualify for BCaBA certification are in effect.

SEE THE REQUIREMENTS

Self-Reporting Updates

The updated self-reporting process is now available, including a streamlined form, revised handbook section, and instructions

SELF-REPORTING SECTION

COVID-19 Waivers

The temporary COVID-19 waivers are no longer available.

BACB COVID-19 UPDATES

Ethics Code

The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts is in effect.

SEE THE ETHICS CODE

RBT Ethics Code

The RBT Ethics Code (2.0) is in effect.

SEE THE ETHICS CODE

Self-Reporting Updates

The updated self-reporting process is now available, including a streamlined form, revised handbook section, and instructions.

SELF-REPORTING SECTION

COVID-19 Waivers

Our temporary COVID-19 waivers are no longer available.

BACB COVID-19 UPDATES

Call for 2022 BACB Board of Directors Nominations

The BACB is holding nominations for an opening on its Board of Directors for 2022. BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certificants may submit nominations, and self-nomination is permitted. It is preferred that this seat is filled by a professional certified at the BCBA or BCBA-D level.

Nominees must have a demonstrated record of expertise in business operations and organizational leadership. 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 16, 2021.

2022 Hemingway Call for Nominations

The BACB is pleased to call for nominations for the 2022 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 26, 2021.

Introducing the VCS Coordinator Coursework Attestations

We just released a new option for BCBA-certified VCS Coordinators to review their student’s coursework and attest if they met all of the coursework requirements for BCBA or BCaBA certification. For more information, please review the BCBA and BCaBA VCS Coordinator Coursework Attestations and the related FAQs resource.

These resources can also be found on the BCaBA and BCBA webpages.

Mass Email Service Updates

We recently made several improvements to our mass email system:

  • Stay up to date. We put together a new policies and procedures document that outlines everything you need to know about the mass email system, including the application process, important requirements, and more.
  • Resubscribe. We made it easier for certificants to resubscribe. Certificants who aren’t sure whether they’re receiving mass emails can now fill out the Resubscribing to the BACB Mass Email Service form to rejoin.
  • Have a smoother application. To reduce errors and technical difficulties, we will now request the contents of your mass email after you apply.
  • Create the best product possible. To help ensure that your final product is how you envision it, we will now require you to review your mass email before we deliver it.
  • Get in touch. You can contact the mass email team by emailing massemail@bacb.com or by using the Mass Email Support Form.

The updated Mass Email Application is accessible through our Mass Email Service web page.

New Resources for Documenting Fieldwork

Good news! We released two new resources that provide guidance on documenting fieldwork, and we no longer require the Fieldwork Tracker in the event of an audit. Please review the Documenting Fieldwork Hours video and the Documenting Fieldwork: Helpful Answers to Your FAQs blog for important insight into the supervision contract, ongoing documentation system, Monthly and Final Fieldwork Verification Forms, and beyond.