High School Level
Registered Behavior
Technician (RBT®)

A paraprofessional 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 certification
in behavior analysis.

Master's Level
Board Certified
Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)

A graduate-level certification in behavior analysis.
Doctoral Level
Board Certified Behavior
Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D®)

A doctoral designation for Board Certified Behavior Analysts with doctoral training in behavior analysis.


BACB Account Change: New Background Information Options

The BACB recently updated the Background Information page in all BACB accounts. We revised the options for the Gender and Race/Ethnicity fields and have also made changes to the Role in Behavior Analysis, Area of Professional Emphasis, and Primary Age of Clientele categories. At your convenience, please log into your BACB account to update your background information. Once enough data is collected, we will share the results on the BACB website.
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2022 Requirements Transition Resource Documents

The BACB's eligibility requirements for BCBAs and BCaBAs will change on January 1, 2022, but these changes may affect applicants now if they plan to apply in 2022 or later. For guidance during this transition, please refer to our Requirements Transition Resource documents, which outline specific changes in eligibility requirements and provide instructions for applicants at all stages of preparation. You can find them on the BCBA and BCaBA pages under the Documents sections.

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New Blog Post: 5 BACB Resources You May Not Know About

In our latest blog, we share five helpful resources on the BACB website. Quickly access essential ethics and customer service information, take advantage of valuable career data, and more. Whether you are a certificant, an applicant, or a prospective applicant, check out this blog for links and tips you can use now.

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New Resource: Recommendations for Respecialization

The BACB recently created a Recommendations for Respecialization document that provides suggestions and resources to those who are looking to practice in a new specialty of ABA. For videos and fact sheets about the many areas of practice in ABA, visit the BACB's About Behavior Analysis web page.

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