RECENT UPDATES

Launching Continual BCBA and BCaBA Certification Exams on Feb. 1

Following extensive testing to ensure that our systems are optimized, we’re pleased to make the official announcement: As of Feb. 1, BCBA and BCaBA examinations will be offered on a continual basis. Applicants will not have to wait for testing windows to take their certification examinations once authorized. Additionally, BCBA and BCaBA applicants will get their results immediately at the testing center upon completing their examination. Visit our Examination Information page for more information. You can also learn more about these changes by reading the BACB blog or listening to the Inside the BACB podcast.
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Dan Unumb Receives 2020 Hemingway Award

We are pleased to announce Dan Unumb, Esq., as the 2020 recipient of the BACB’s annual Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award.

Dan is the founder and president of the nonprofit National Autism Law Center, established to “enforce and expand the legal rights of individuals on the autism spectrum and to serve as a resource for such individuals and their families, as well as to the service providers and attorneys who support them.” Dan also serves as president of the Autism Legal Resource Center, LLC, a national legal consulting firm assisting providers, families, and associations with insurance, Medicaid, and other healthcare coverage-related issues.

We are grateful to Dan for his efforts to expand access to behavior-analytic services for individuals on the autism spectrum. Congratulations!
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Introducing the BACB Blog

2020 brings a new resource for certificants, applicants, and anyone seeking more information about what we do and how we do it: The BACB Blog. Like a good chat with a close friend, the BACB Blog offers helpful tips, answers to your burning questions, and key insights into the BACB—all in a down-to-earth, conversational format. Check out our first blog, “BCBA and BCaBA Applicants: 5 Tips for a Smoother Application Process,” and learn what you can do to help speed up and smooth out the process of applying for these certifications.
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Results of BACB Board of Directors Election

We are pleased to announce the results of our recent Board of Directors election: Florence DiGennaro Reed, BCBA-D, and Adel Najdowski, BCBA-D, were each elected to serve a three-year term on the board, and SungWoo Kahng, BCBA-D, was re-elected to serve an additional three-year term. We offer our congratulations to the elected directors and our gratitude to all of the candidates for running. We also extend our thanks to the certificants who participated in this important election.
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First-ever RBT Handbook Now Available

The BACB’s first-ever RBT Handbook is now available. This comprehensive publication outlines the requirements for obtaining and maintaining RBT certification in an easy-to-use format. With a glossary of terms, and clickable images that link directly to relevant BACB documents, the RBT Handbook is the go-to resource for every RBT and RBT candidate.
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BACB Launches New Certificant Registry

The BACB has launched its new Certificant Registry, which offers enhanced convenience, capabilities, and navigation. With all BACB certificants now listed in one registry, verifying certification has never been easier. Powerful filters allow users to customize searches by certification type or status, and find certificants willing to serve as supervisors as well as those with current disciplinary actions.
Experience the new Certificant Registry.
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Changes to the BACB’s International Focus

Following a multiyear evaluation, consultation and training from the certification industry, and extensive deliberation among the BACB’s leadership, the BACB Board of Directors voted in August 2019 by majority to substantially revise the BACB’s international focus. Learn about the upcoming changes to our global activities.
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November Exam Results

November examination results will be released starting at 4:45 p.m. (MDT) on December 20, 2019, and will be available in your BACB account within 72 hours. Please note: Due to system processing, applicants may not receive examination results at the same time.

If you passed: If you passed your examination, your certification number will be available in your BACB account within the next week and you will receive your certificate in 4 to 6 weeks.

We expect high call volumes, wait times, and heavy website traffic. We appreciate your patience. We will respond to requests as soon as possible.
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Upcoming Changes to Continuing Education Requirements

As a reminder, BCBA and BCaBA continuing education (CE) requirements are changing on January 1, 2020. Please review your relevant BCaBA or BCBA CE requirements.
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New Video Resource

Wondering who we are and what we do? We created a brief video just for you! Learn more about applied behavior analysis and the BACB, our certifications, and other services—in less than 3 minutes.
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