Ethics Codes

Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts

The Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (Code) outlines the professional and ethical requirements for all BACB applicants, certificants, authorized continuing education (ACE) providers, and verified course sequences (VCSs). The Compliance Code went into effect January 1, 2016.

RBT Ethics Code

The RBT Ethics Code outlines the ethical requirements for RBTs and RBT applicants. The RBT Ethics Code went into effect on December 28, 2018.

The BACB cannot provide legal advice under any circumstances. If you reside in the United States in a state where the practice of behavior analysis is regulated, you may 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. For legal advice, please consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. For additional guidance on ethics-related matters, please see the BACB Ethical Guidance webpage.

Reporting Information to the BACB

If you need to report any type of information to the BACB (self-report, ethical misconduct, submit documentation that has been requested by the BACB) you can submit it online through the following link.
Report Information

Disciplinary Review and Appeals Processes

Description of the process for the Disciplinary Review Committee and Appeals Committee.
Disciplinary Review and Appeals Processes

Summary of Disciplinary Actions

A summary of BACB disciplinary actions.
Disciplinary Actions