Reminder: Supervision and Experience Training Requirement

Supervisees may not start accumulating Supervised Independent Fieldwork, Practicum or Intensive Practicum hours until they have completed and passed the online training module over these standards. The module can be completed in under 90 minutes and is available free of charge via the Training tab in your BACB Gateway account.

Supervisors may not provide supervision until they have completed this module and the supervisory skills eight hour training from one of our approved continuing education providers.

Supervisors should be sure to remind their supervisees of this requirement.


This reminder was originally posted on in February 2015. This requirement was first announced in the September 2012 issue of the BACB Newsletter.

Revised ASD Practice Guidelines Released

The BACB is pleased to announce the publication of the updated version of its autism spectrum disorder practice guidelines, now titled Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers (2nd ed.). The guidelines are available here.


Originally posted on in December 2014

November 2014 Newsletter

In this issue: 

Annual Certification Renewals are Being Eliminated
Changes to BCBA Alternative Eligibility Standards
Introducing the Fourth Edition Task List Examinations
Notes from the Legal Department
On the Distinction between Direct Implementation and Other Experience Activities
News & Notes
A Summary of Upcoming Changes to BACB Standards


Originally posted on in November 2014

New Ethics Code Introduced

The BACB will soon replace the Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts and Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards with a new, single code of ethics: the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts. Read the September 2014 issue of the BACB Newsletter for a description of the new code and revisions that will be made to the BACB’s disciplinary system. These changes will take effect on January 1, 2016.


Originally posted on in September 2014