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.


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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