High School Level

Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®)
A paraprofessional in behavior analysis who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA.

Bachelor's Level

Board Certified Assistant
Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®)

An undergraduate-level professional in behavior analysis who practices under the supervision of a BCBA or FL-CBA.

Graduate Level

Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)
A graduate-level professionals in behavior analysis who is able to practice independently and provide supervision for BCaBAs and RBTs.


Are you planning to submit an initial or renewal RBT Certification Application? Dive into our latest blog post, 5 Must-Know RBT Application Tips, for guidance on getting started, managing your BACB account, reviewing your documentation, and more.

2026 BCBA and BCaBA Certification Requirements Pushed to 2027

Based on feedback from university faculty, we have decided to push back the implementation of the 2026 BCBA and BCaBA certification requirements until 2027 to give universities more time to prepare for the changes. Please note that the rolling 10-year limit on BCBA and BCaBA coursework will still take effect in 2024, and the new BCBA and BCaBA examinations will still be implemented as planned in 2025. See the updated March 2022 BACB Newsletter for details. Recent and Upcoming Changes Timeline Click the timeline to enlarge, or visit our Recent and Upcoming Changes to BACB Requirements page to view updates.

New Blog: Commonly Asked Questions About BACB Supervised Fieldwork Requirements

Do you have questions about our supervised fieldwork requirements? We have answers. Review our latest blog post for details, including what makes an activity restricted or unrestricted, who is considered a client, and how your supervisor can help develop your fieldwork.


2021 RBT 40-Hour Training Pass Rate Report

The BACB is pleased to release its 2nd annual collection of pass rate data, RBT Examination Pass Rates for 40-Hour Training Providers: 2021. This report details RBT examination pass rates from publicly available 40-hour training providers and is a great resource for RBT applicants, RBT Supervisors, and RBT Requirements Coordinators. Check it out at your convenience.