Current Application Processing Timelines (Updated March 14, 2018)

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. Please allow 2 weeks from the date we received your materials for processing.

Documents Received by Mail:

If you mailed or shipped documents for any type of application, including exam applications, we are currently processing materials received on March 13.

RBT Exam Applications:

If you submitted an RBT Exam application, we are currently processing materials received on March 13.

RBT Renewal Applications:

It is recommended that you now use the  RBT Renewal Packet to submit your RBT Renewal as this is now our primary processing standard.

If you submitted an application to renew your RBT credential, we are currently processing materials received on March 13.

System Errors or Notifications

“You have not entered sufficient coursework to meet the requirements” message.

Users who are entering coursework into BCBA and BCaBA certification applications are receiving this message frequently. Please disregard the message and continue through the application and payment process. We will make determinations based on the transcripts you submit, regardless of whether the online application indicates an error.

Password Reset. When attempting to reset your password, be sure to set email addresses from as “safe senders” in your email account or check your spam folder for the re-sent email.

Links to Frequently Accessed Resources

RBT Requirements

Requirements to Become an RBT
How to Maintain/Renew Your RBT Credential
RBT Renewal Packet
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


How to Apply for the BCBA Exam
Requirements to Supervise
Maintaining BCBA Certification
How to Become a BCBA-D
Self-Reporting Requirements