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.

RECENT NEWS

Certification Program Requirements: Requests for Future Changes

The BACB has created an online contact form that allows certificants and other stakeholders to submit requirements recommendations to our subject matter expert committees. If you have recommendations that you would like the committee to hear at their next requirements review, please complete the Certification Program Requirements: Requests for Future Changes contact form. This is an easy and efficient way to suggest certification requirements updates and changes directly to the BACB.

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New Podcast: The BACB’s Role in the Profession of Behavior Analysis

In the latest episode of Inside the BACB, learn how the BACB differs from a professional membership association and the roles of each. BACB CEO Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Melissa Nosik will also shine a light on the existing BACB policies and programs to support and encourage activities focused on diversity. Listen now.

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Online Customer Service Support

The BACB’s phone system is currently unavailable. We remain operational and continue to process applications and respond to emails. Please submit application documents electronically and contact us online for assistance.
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Temporary Allowances for Experience/Fieldwork and Competency Assessments

Due to social distancing requirements during the COVID–19 pandemic, the BACB will allow temporary deviations for certain "with a client" requirements. As of March 1, the "observation with a client" sub–requirement that applies to Experience and Fieldwork will be temporarily waived for those without access to clients.

In addition, all RBT competency assessments received as of April 28, 2020 will allow "with a client" tasks to be fulfilled via "role play." For more information about how to qualify for these temporary exemptions, visit our COVID–19 Updates page and continue to monitor BACB correspondence.

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