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.


Introducing the RBT Ethics Code (2.0)

The BACB is pleased to introduce the RBT Ethics Code (2.0), an updated version of the ethics code for RBTs. This version will replace the current RBT Ethics Code and go into effect on January 1, 2022.

We invite you to review the code and check out its accompanying crosswalk resource, podcast episode, and newsletter!

RBT Ethics Code (2.0)

This code outlines future professional ethics standards for RBTs and RBT applicants. Goes into effect in 2022.

Crosswalk for RBT Ethics Codes

This resource outlines the differences between the current RBT Ethics Code and the RBT Ethics Code (2.0).

New Podcast: Introduction to the RBT Ethics Code (2.0)

This episode of the Inside the BACB podcast gives insight into the review and revision of the code, ethics standards changes, and more.

July 2021 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter introduces the RBT Ethics Code (2.0) and details the revision process and important changes made.

Please visit the Ethics web page for additional resources and information.

New Episode of Inside the BACB: Responsibility in Research

Please join us for the final episode of our podcast series, The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. This episode covers the revised ethical requirements for conducting research, using client data, and much more.


Quarterly Handbook Updates

The BACB recently conducted its quarterly update of the RBTBCaBA, and BCBA Handbooks, including the BCaBA and BCBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements documents. For a comprehensive list of changes made, please reference the Version History and Updates section at the end of each handbook.

New Episode of Inside the BACB: Responsibility in Public Statements

Please enjoy our new episode of The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts podcast series, which delves into Section 5 of the revised ethics code for BCBAs and BCaBAs: Responsibility in Public Statements. Tune in to learn about BACB ethics standards for making public statements, using intellectual property, posting on social media, and more.