Note: The BACB cannot provide guidance on whether a specific degree, set of coursework, or training experience meets our certification requirements outside of a formal review of your application. To determine whether you meet our requirements before submitting your application, please review the relevant certificant handbook and discuss your eligibility status with your supervisor, mentor, or VCS Coordinator.
Current Application Processing Timelines (Updated January 18, 2022)
The BACB processes applications in the order in which they are received. The following dates reflect the date of applications received that we are currently processing.
BCBA/BCaBA Documents Received:
If you or your institution electronically submitted, mailed or shipped documents for BCBA/BCaBA certification applications, we are currently processing materials received on December 28, 2021.
For more information on how your application will be processed please see our “The Life Cycle of BCBA and BCaBA Applications” blog. If your application is not approved under the current 4th edition requirements you will want to review our “The 2022 Transition: What You Need to Know” blog.
RBT Certification Applications:
If you submitted an RBT certification application, we are currently processing materials received on January 14, 2022.
RBT Certification Applications- Resubmitted Documents:
If you resubmitted documents for an RBT certification application, we are currently processing materials received on January 13, 2022.
RBT Renewal Applications:
If you submitted an application to renew your RBT credential, we are currently processing materials received on January 13, 2022.
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Links to Frequently Accessed Resources
Requirements to Become an RBT
How to Maintain/Renew Your RBT Credential
Requirements to Supervise RBTs
Name Change Requests: Name change requests must be submitted and can be done through your Gateway account. Once submitted, if you need your name updated in Pearson Vue for an examination please let us know here Contact Us.
How to Apply for the BCaBA Exam
BCaBAs looking to become BCBAs
New BCaBA Supervision Requirements: Supervisors may list the BCaBA(s) under their supervision via their Gateway account.
Maintaining BCaBA Certification