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.


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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2019 BCBA and BCaBA Examination Pass Rates for Verified Course Sequences Now Available

The BACB has compiled 2019 pass rates for first-time BCBA and BCaBA examination candidates in university training programs with ABAI Verified Course Sequences. The data are sorted alphabetically by university, by the percentage of passing candidates, and new for 2020: by the volume of candidates from a given program.
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Updated RBT Handbook Now Available

The latest version of the RBT Handbook is now available. All updates—made in April 2020—are outlined in the Version History and Updates section. RBTs should refer to this most current version of the handbook to obtain or maintain their certification.
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Online Proctored Testing Now Available for RBT Candidates

Effective April 15, 2020, live, online proctored testing is available for all RBT candidates via Pearson VUE’s online delivery system, OnVUE. This option, which the BACB is offering to RBTs on a trial basis, is available while Pearson VUE’s in-person testing facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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