Ethics Resources

If you have questions about whether you should report a potential ethical issue, or about the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code, the following resources are available:

Association for Behavior Analysis International provides a Science, Practice, and Education Hotline where you may submit inquiries and receive guidance.

If you reside in the United States in a state where the practice of behavior analysis is regulated, you may also contact the disciplinary board in your state. For more information about regulation in the United States, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts has a resource page on licensure and regulation.

Whenever possible, we encourage, but do not require you to consult with a behavior analyst that specializes in the matter before filing a Notice of Alleged Violation. The BACB cannot provide legal advice under any circumstances. For legal advice, please consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction.

If your questions are specific to the eligibility or maintenance requirements for a BACB credential, please contact our customer service department.