RECENT UPDATES

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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November 2019 Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the publication of the November 2019 BACB Newsletter (PDF Download).

IN THIS ISSUE...
  • RBT Announcements
  • BACB Podcast Now Available for Streaming
  • Ethics Violations and Code-enforcement Activities: 2018 Update
  • Reminder: Upcoming Changes to Continuing Education Requirements
  • Recent and Upcoming Changes to BACB Requirements
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Introducing “Inside the BACB,” the Official Podcast of the BACB

Keep up with the latest news from the BACB via your favorite streaming device. The “Inside the BACB” podcast offers insights into the organization and the profession from our staff experts, and explores how we serve our certificants, consumers, and the behavior analysis industry overall. Gain a new understanding of the BACB and valuable perspectives on behavior analysis. Don’t miss an episode—subscribe today.
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RBT Requirements Changes

Effective November 1, 2019, several important RBT and supervision requirements have changed, as announced in the December 2018 BACB Newsletter. Please see the RBT Requirements webpage for all of the new requirements and transition information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do supervisors need to retake the 8-Hour Supervision Training now that there is a 2.0 version?
No. If a supervisor has completed and submitted the 8-Hour Supervision Training, they do not need to complete a new training.
I’m a current RBT—do I need to reapply to meet the new requirements, including taking the certification examination based on the RBT Task List (2nd ed.)?
No. If you are already certified, you do not need to reapply to meet the new requirements as long as you maintain your certification. At your next renewal date, you must use the new Renewal Competency Assessment.

More questions? Find answers to frequently asked questions on the RBT Requirements page and the Supervision and Training page.
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