Due to social distancing requirements during the COVID–19 pandemic, the BACB will allow temporary deviations for certain "with a client" requirements. As of March 1, the "observation with a client" sub–requirement that applies to Experience and Fieldwork will be temporarily waived for those without access to clients.
In addition, all RBT competency assessments received as of April 28, 2020 will allow "with a client" tasks to be fulfilled via "role play."
To learn more about COVID-19-related changes or news from the BACB, please visit our BACB COVID-19 Updates web page.
The latest version of the RBT Handbook is now available. All updates made in April 2020 are outlined in the Version History and Updates section. RBTs should refer to this most current version of the handbook to obtain or maintain their certification.
The COVID–19 pandemic continues to raise a lot of fearsand questions for many people around the world, and our RBTs are no exception. We encourage all RBTs to take a moment to review the general guidance we've developed to help you navigate this challenging and unprecedented time.
To learn more about COVID-19’s impact on the BACB and certificants, please visit our BACB COVID-19 Updates web page.
We have developed general ethics guidance and a list of resources for ABA providers during the COVID–19 pandemic.
To learn more about measures the taking for COVID-19 or general impacts the pandemic is having on certificants and ABA, please visit our BACB COVID-19 Updates web page.
Given the COVID–19 pandemic and the impact it will continue to have on our certificants, clients, families, and trainees, we have developed guidance in a number of areas related to our requirements.
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