Clarification of ASD Practice Guidelines Available

In response to concerns raised by health insurance providers, billers, and advocates, APBA and the BACB have developed a joint statement clarifying certain components of the BACB’s ASD practice guidelines. The statement amplifies guidelines regarding the intensity of treatment, the intensity of case supervision (clinical direction), and caregiver training, and emphasizes the need for individualization of those and all other aspects of both focused and comprehensive ABA treatments for people with ASD and related disorders. The statement is available on our ASD Practice Guidelines page.

Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our Board of Directors election. Marlene Brown, BCBA and Jim Moore, BCBA-D were each elected to serve a three-year term and Angelika Anderson, BCBA-D was re-elected to serve an additional three-year term. 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.

Special Edition December Newsletter:
RBT Certification Changes and Process Improvements

A Special Edition December Newsletter is now available, featuring RBT certification changes and process improvements. (PDF Download).


  • Revised RBT Certification Requirements
  • RBT Task List (2nd ed.)
  • RBT Ethics Requirements
  • RBT Supervision and Supervisor Requirements
  • Implementation Timeline of RBT Changes
  • RBT Process Improvements
  • A Summary of Upcoming Changes to BACB Requirements

November Examination Results

November examination results are being released as of 3:00 pm (MST) on December 21, and will be available in your BACB Gateway account within 72 hours. Please keep in mind that it takes time for everything to process, so you may not receive your results at the same time as others.

If you passed the examination, your certification number will be available in your BACB Gateway Account within the next week and your certificate will be sent to the address in your Gateway Account later in January.

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.

Special Edition November Newsletter: Revised BCBA and BCaBA CEU Requirements

We are pleased to announce the online publication of the Special Edition November 2018 BACB Newsletter (PDF Download).


  • Revised BCBA and BCaBA CEU Requirements
  • Behavior Technicians and Independent Contractor Status
  • Customer Service Enhancements
  • Call for Nominations for the BACB Board of Directors
  • A Summary of Recent and Upcoming Changes to BACB Standards

Call for Nominations for BACB Board of Directors

The BACB is holding nominations for three openings on its Board of Directors. Nominations must be submitted by BCBA/BCBA-D or BCaBA certificants and self-nomination is permitted. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit our  BACB Board of Directors: Call for Nominations webpage. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 PM MST on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Nominations are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination.