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.


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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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).
  • 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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