MAINTAINING THE RBT CREDENTIAL

Ongoing Practice Requirements:

    1. Adhere to the RBT supervision requirements
      *Supervision includes maintaining an RBT Requirements Coordinator or RBT Supervisor on record with the BACB.
    2. Adhere to the RBT Ethics Code and Self-Reporting Requirements

Annual Renewal Requirements:

On an annual basis, RBTs need to renew their certification. This includes:

Important Notes:

  • Renewal applications may be completed up to 45 days prior to the due date.
  • After the expiration date, individuals have 30 days to reinstate their certification following the procedures.

Fee Structure:

Renewal – annual fee $35
Late Fee $50
Insufficient Funds/Returned Check $45
Voluntary Inactive Application $25
Request to Return from Inactive $25

Inactive Policy

Description

Inactive status is for certificants who need a break from maintaining their certification for a period of time. RBTs who are granted voluntary inactive status may remain inactive for up to 2 years. Inactive RBTs are not permitted to practice, bill, or represent themselves as an RBT. Inactive RBTs will not be required to submit the annual RBT renewal application (including updated Competency Assessments and fees). RBTs may not again apply for inactive status until at least one full recertification cycle has been completed.

Application Requirements

RBTs who wish to request inactive status will need to:

  • Complete and submit the RBT Application for Voluntary Inactive Status prior to their certification end date via Contact Us.
  • Pay a $25 non-refundable processing fee by either:
  • Sending a check to:
    Behavior Analyst Certification Board, 7950 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127 USA
  • or
  • Paying via credit card. If choosing this payment option, BACB staff will send the information on how to pay once the application has been received.
  • Allow at least two weeks for processing.

Reactivation Requirements

At the end of the 2 years, or when the RBT wishes to reinstate their certification, they will need to:

  • Have an RBT Supervisor.
  • Complete an updated Competency Assessment no more than 45 days before requesting reactivation.
  • Submit a Request for RBT Request to Return from Voluntary Inactive (including fees) to Contact Us.
  • Pay a $25 non-refundable processing fee by either:
  • Sending a check to:
    Behavior Analyst Certification Board, 7950 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127 USA
  • or
  • Paying via credit card. If choosing this payment option, BACB staff will send the information on how to pay once the application has been received.

When the individual becomes active again, their certification cycle will resume (e.g., a certificant having 8 months until the end of their cycle will pick up at the same point when they resume).

If you fail to return from inactive status, your RBT certification will expire and you will be required to requalify under the then-current requirements to become certified again.

Active Duty/Reserves Status Policy:

Any individual called to active military duty in the United States armed forces may apply for a temporary reservation of their certification status or eligibility to cover the period during which they are called to active military duty (not to exceed two [2] years). Certificants called to active duty who wish to request reserve status will be prohibited from representing that they are BACB certified (or supervising experience designed to comply with BACB standards) until reinstatement of their certification.

Upon being called to active duty, the individual shall notify the BACB and provide a copy of their official call-up notice. The BACB will place the individual on reserve status during the active duty period. Following completion of their active duty, or two (2) years, whichever is earlier, the individual must contact the BACB to update their certification status. When the individual becomes active again, the certification cycle or eligibility window will resume.