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.

Introducing the RBT Ethics Code (2.0)

The BACB is pleased to introduce the RBT Ethics Code (2.0), an updated version of the ethics code for RBTs. This version will replace the current RBT Ethics Code and go into effect on January 1, 2022.

We invite you to review the code and check out its accompanying crosswalk resource, podcast episode, and newsletter!

RBT Ethics Code (2.0)

This code outlines future professional ethics standards for RBTs and RBT applicants. Goes into effect in 2022.

Crosswalk for RBT Ethics Codes

This resource outlines the differences between the current RBT Ethics Code and the RBT Ethics Code (2.0).

New Podcast: Introduction to the RBT Ethics Code (2.0)

This episode of the Inside the BACB podcast gives insight into the review and revision of the code, ethics standards changes, and more.

July 2021 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter introduces the RBT Ethics Code (2.0) and details the revision process and important changes made.

Please visit the Ethics web page for additional resources and information.