RECENT UPDATES

BACB Board of Directors Appointments

We are pleased to announce that the Board of Directors appointed Sadie Anderson as the next RBT Representative and Chrissy McNair as the next Consumer Representative on the Board of Directors. In August, they will begin their first three-year terms. The Board also appointed Molly Dubuque to serve a second term on the Board. We offer our congratulations to the appointed directors and our gratitude to all of the candidates who agreed to be considered for these positions.


New Episode of Inside the BACB: RBT Certification Updates

In our newest podcast episode, RBT Certification Updates, we discuss important RBT updates and share numerous tips and resources for training, applying, testing, supervising, and more.

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New Episode of Inside the BACB: Responsibility to Clients and Stakeholders

In this episode of The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts podcast series, the BACB’s Director of Ethics and Ethics Educational Manager discuss what’s missing, what’s new, and what has changed in Section 3 of the revised ethics code for BCBAs and BCaBAs: Responsibility to Clients and Stakeholders.

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Quarterly Handbook Updates

The BACB recently performed its quarterly update of the RBT, BCaBA, 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 Practice

Check out the next episode of the BACB’s Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts podcast series, which breaks down Section 2 of the updated ethics code for BCBAs and BCaBAs: Responsibility in Practice.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations for BACB Certificants

In the wake of newly available COVID-19 vaccines, certificants are faced with critical decisions that concern the safety and health of their clients, coworkers, and staff members, among others. To offer guidance on accessing COVID-19 vaccines as a behavior analyst, the BACB has compiled considerations from the American Medical Association and the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.

To learn more about these considerations, please visit our BACB COVID-19 Updates web page.


New RBT 40-Hour Training Provider Pass-Rate Report

 
The BACB is pleased to release its newest collection of pass-rate data, RBT Examination Pass Rates for 40-Hour Training Providers: 2020. This report details RBT examination pass rates from publicly available 40-hour training providers and is a great resource for RBTs, RBT Supervisors, and RBT Requirements Coordinators. Check it out at your convenience.

 



New Episode of Inside the BACB: ABA Subspecialty Resources

Over the past few years, the BACB has been working to develop, gather, and share a number of resources about the various ABA subspecialty areas. Learn more about this longstanding resource-development project by checking out the most recent episode of the Inside the BACB podcast.

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BACB Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our recent Board of Directors election: Eric Vici, BCaBA, and Julie Koudys, BCBA-D, were each elected to serve a three-year term on the board. We offer our congratulations to the elected directors and our gratitude to all of the candidates for running. We also extend our thanks to the certificants who participated in this important election.

 



RBT Remote Testing Restrictions Beginning March 1, 2021

When in-person testing was restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BACB sought approval from its accrediting body to participate in an exception program that offered flexibility for RBT candidates by permitting remote testing, with the understanding that additional data collection and security measures would be required. Remote testing became available for the RBT certification program on April 15, 2020.

On March 1, 2021, in response to typical examination-security concerns associated with remote testing, the BACB will begin restricting remote testing in select geographic regions as needed. If remote testing does not appear as an option at the time of examination-appointment scheduling, it is due to these restrictions, and in-person testing will still be available. Visit our BACB COVID-19 Updates web page for more information.