RECENT UPDATES

2020 Continuing Education Requirements

More information about the 2020 Continuing Education Requirements—announced in the November 2018 Newsletter—is now available!
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Updated Tracker and Tutorial Videos

A new version of the Experience Tracker, which has been retitled the “Fieldwork Tracker,” is now available. The new version includes an option for trainees to select whether they will be applying before or after January 1, 2022. Formulas, options, and information in the Fieldwork Tracker will automatically adjust depending on when the trainee will apply. Supplemental videos with more detailed information about the changes have been added to the Experience Tracker Overview Video and the Experience Tracker Tutorial Video. These supplemental videos may be found on the Fieldwork Tracker Information and Updates webpage.
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Congratulations to the 2019 Hemingway Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is Dr. Richard (Rick) Smith from the University of North Texas (UNT). Dr. Smith has spent his career teaching in and leading the behavior analysis department at UNT. In addition to producing a distinguished record of research and service to the discipline, he has helped train hundreds of students in the compassionate and evidence-based treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities, many of whom have remained in Texas today where they are integral parts of the service-delivery landscape. Dr. Smith developed a state-of-the-art program for the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problem within the state system. For almost three decades, this program has served important client and personnel-preparation needs. Dr. Smith has also worked with multiple Texas state departments to help influence improved regulations for behavioral services for person with developmental disabilities, help promote behavior-analytic services in the state’s child welfare program, and promote sound licensure for behavior analysts in Texas. Mr. Hemingway would have been especially pleased with these accomplishments, and with the collegial and thoughtful manner through which they were achieved. Congratulations, Rick!
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February Examination Results

February examination results are being released as of 4:30 pm (MDT) on March 22 and will be available in your BACB Gateway account within 72 hours. Please keep in mind that it takes time for everything to process, so you may not receive your results at the same time as others. If you passed the examination, your certification number will be available in your BACB Gateway Account within the next week and your certificate will be sent to the address in your Gateway Account in April. In the meantime, we expect high call volumes and wait times, as well as large amounts of website traffic. We appreciate your patience during this time and will respond to everyone as quickly as possible.
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Clarification of ASD Practice Guidelines Available

In response to concerns raised by health insurance providers, billers, and advocates, APBA and the BACB have developed a joint statement clarifying certain components of the BACB’s ASD practice guidelines. The statement amplifies guidelines regarding the intensity of treatment, the intensity of case supervision (clinical direction), and caregiver training, and emphasizes the need for individualization of those and all other aspects of both focused and comprehensive ABA treatments for people with ASD and related disorders. The statement is available on our ASD Practice Guidelines page.
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Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our Board of Directors election. Marlene Brown, BCBA and Jim Moore, BCBA-D were each elected to serve a three-year term and Angelika Anderson, BCBA-D was re-elected to serve an additional three-year term. We extend our congratulations to the newly elected directors and offer our thanks to all of the candidates for running. We also wish to thank all of the certificants who nominated candidates and voted in this important election.
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Fieldwork Documents Available

New documents related to the BCBA and BCaBA fieldwork requirements (effective January 1, 2022) are now available. Please take a moment to review these new resources. Additionally, for those of you who supervise RBTs or BCaBAs, please update your supervisor role and information for each of your supervisees in your BACB Gateway Account if you have not done so already.
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The 2019 Board of Directors Election

The 2019 BACB Board of Directors election has concluded. Thank you to all of the certificants who participated in this important election.
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Special Edition December Newsletter:
RBT Certification Changes and Process Improvements

A Special Edition December Newsletter is now available, featuring RBT certification changes and process improvements. (PDF Download).
IN THIS ISSUE...
  • Revised RBT Certification Requirements
  • RBT Task List (2nd ed.)
  • RBT Ethics Requirements
  • RBT Supervision and Supervisor Requirements
  • Implementation Timeline of RBT Changes
  • RBT Process Improvements
  • A Summary of Upcoming Changes to BACB Requirements
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November Examination Results

November examination results are being released as of 3:00 pm (MST) on December 21, and will be available in your BACB Gateway account within 72 hours. Please keep in mind that it takes time for everything to process, so you may not receive your results at the same time as others. If you passed the examination, your certification number will be available in your BACB Gateway Account within the next week and your certificate will be sent to the address in your Gateway Account later in January. In the meantime, we are experiencing high call volumes and wait times, as well as large amounts of website traffic. We appreciate your patience during this time and will respond to everyone as quickly as possible.
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