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.

Now Available: 2020 BCBA and BCaBA Examination Pass Rates for Verified Course Sequences

The BACB has compiled 2020 pass rates for first-time BCBA and BCaBA examination candidates in university training programs with ABAI Verified Course Sequences. The data are sorted alphabetically by university, by the percentage of passing candidates, and by the volume of candidates from a given program. Review the data now.

New Episode of Inside the BACB: Responsibility in Public Statements

Please enjoy our new episode of The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts podcast series, which delves into Section 5 of the revised ethics code for BCBAs and BCaBAs: Responsibility in Public Statements. Tune in to learn about BACB ethics standards for making public statements, using intellectual property, posting on social media, and more.


New Ethics Resources

The BACB just released two informative ethics resources:

Self-Reporting to the BACB Video
Helpful Ethics Resources Podcast Episode

For guidance on meeting important ethics standards, watch the Self-Reporting to the BACB video, which provides information about the who, what, when, why, and how of self-reporting to the BACB.

Tune in to this episode of Inside the BACB for a breakdown of our newest ethics-related tools and tips, including the first-ever ethics toolkit, which focuses on continuity of services.

We hope that these resources assist you in meeting important BACB ethics standards!

Introducing the Ethics Toolkits

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We are happy to introduce our new ethics toolkits. These hands-on resources offer guidance to help individuals and organizations ensure that their practices and processes comply with BACB ethics requirements.

Check out our debut toolkit, which focuses on continuity of services. This toolkit offers considerations for designing and evaluating processes that help manage service interruptions, transitions, and discontinuations. It even includes interactive resources that can be shared, modified, and used in your practice.

In addition, the Continuity of Services: Reminders for RBTs document is a companion to the Continuity of Services toolkit that provides additional guidance for RBTs as they navigate changes or interruptions in their ability to provide services. View them both now.

New Episode of Inside the BACB: Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees

Tune in to the next episode of our podcast series, The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts, for an overview of Section 4—Responsibility to Supervisees and Trainees. This episode digs deep into the revised standards that help facilitate high-quality supervision.


BACB Board of Directors Appointments

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors appointed Sadie Anderson as the next RBT Representative and Chrissy McNair as the next Consumer Representative on the Board of Directors. In August, they will begin their first three-year terms. The Board also appointed Molly Dubuque to serve a second term on the Board. We offer our congratulations to the appointed directors and our gratitude to all of the candidates who agreed to be considered for these positions.