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.


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November 2019 Newsletter

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

  • 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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