As a certification organization, the BACB is not authorized to provide ethical guidance on specific cases or respond to individual requests for interpretation of the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (Code) or the RBT Ethics Code. Although this might seem counterintuitive, the rationale is that doing so could compromise the ability of the BACB to enforce the Code through its disciplinary mechanisms. This is why it is customary in many professions for ethical guidance to be provided by professional associations and other bodies.

If a BACB applicant or certificant is suspected of having violated the Code, individuals who may need to eventually report the matter should take the following steps.