April 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:

Appropriate RBT Activities

The 2017 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award

Reporting Important Information to the BACB: Health- and Safety-Related Incidents — Part 2

BCBA/BCaBA Examination Applications: Deadline Change and Late Fee Elimination

Elimination of Interim Documentation for Applications

BCBA Events at the ABAI 2017 Convention

Annual Data Report: 2016

A Summary of Recent and Upcoming Changes to BACB Standards

Holiday Closures

The BACB office will be closed on the following US holidays.


Wednesday, November 22 (office closes at noon),
Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24

Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26


Monday, January 1

Monday, January 15

Monday, February 19

Monday, May 28

Wednesday, July 4

Monday, September 3

Monday, November 12

Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23

Thursday, December 24 & Friday, December 25

Examination Results & Call Volume

August examination results were released and are available in BACB Gateway accounts. Please keep in mind that it takes some time for everything to process.

In the meantime, we are experiencing high call volumes and wait times, as well as large amounts of website traffic. We appreciate your patience during this time and will respond to everyone as quickly as possible.

2017 Board of Directors Elections

We are pleased to announce the results of our spring Board of Directors election. Dr. Jonathan Baker was elected to serve a second three-year term and Dr. Ivy Chong and Dr. SungWoo Kahng were each elected to serve three-year terms as new directors beginning in May. We extend our congratulations to the newly elected directors and offer our thanks to all of the candidates for running. We also wish to thank all of the certificants who nominated candidates and voted in this important election.