New BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks
|BCBA Handbook||These handbooks outline the current eligibility and maintenance requirements for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certification.|
|BCBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements||These handbooks outline the new eligibility requirements that will be implemented in 2022 for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certification.|
|BCaBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements|
Deadline Extension for Board of Directors Nominations
The deadline to submit a nomination for the BACB’s Board of Directors has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. If you have not yet submitted a nomination, we highly encourage you to do so by visiting our Call for Nominations web page. Remember that self-nomination is permitted.
Call for BACB Board of Directors Nominations
The BACB is holding nominations for two openings on its Board of Directors. BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certificants may submit nominations, and self-nomination is permitted. For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit our Call for Nominations web page. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. MST on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Response to Implementation Considerations of BCBA and BCaBA 2022 Requirements
- possible negative impacts on individuals planning to apply in 2022 under the new requirements (e.g., new fieldwork requirements are not backward compatible with existing requirements, individuals with academic degrees that do not currently qualify but will in 2022)
- possible negative impacts on university training programs that have already been training under the 2022 requirements
- possible negative impacts on the profession (e.g., delayed implementation of more rigorous requirements)
- potential confusion for students, trainees, supervisors, and faculty who have been preparing for the 2022 requirements since their announcements 3+ years ago
- the availability of our existing compassionate appeal process for special circumstances
New Episode of Inside the BACB: Common Misunderstandings About the BACB
As one of the oldest organizations in a young profession, the BACB and its functions are often surrounded by misconceptions. To learn the surprising truths behind these common misunderstandings, join CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik as they explore the BACB’s history and more in the latest episode of Inside the BACB.
2021 Hemingway Award – Call for Nominations
The BACB is pleased to call for nominations for the 2021 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award. In memory of the life and contributions of Michael Hemingway, this annual award honors an individual distinguished for their contributions to public policy related to behavior analysis and/or for their efforts to increase the availability of behavior-analytic services.
We are accepting nominations until 5:00 PM MST on October 20, 2020.
BACB Mourns Former Board Member Dr. José Martinez-Diaz
Updated Demographic Data Now Available
We are pleased to share updated demographic and practice-area data from BACB certificants. These data are available on the BACB Certificant Data web page and will be updated periodically as certificants update their account information. Many thanks to those who have already done so, as your input has made it possible for us to publish this preliminary snapshot of certificant characteristics.
RBT Application Processing Update
The BACB has recently experienced delays in RBT application processing. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience, as we understand the importance of credentialing to the profession and that any delay is critical to many of you. We are working as quickly as possible to process your applications and have implemented new systems that will allow us to better manage the greater-than-expected growth of our profession.
We are pleased to announce that we are now processing applications received less than a week ago and should be back to our historical 1-2 day turnaround within a week or so. For current processing times, please visit our Customer Service Updates web page.