Introducing the VCS Coordinator Coursework Attestations

We just released a new option for BCBA-certified VCS Coordinators to review their student’s coursework and attest if they met all of the coursework requirements for BCBA or BCaBA certification. For more information, please review the BCBA and BCaBA VCS Coordinator Coursework Attestations and the related FAQs resource.

These resources can also be found on the BCaBA and BCBA webpages.

New Blog: The 2022 Transition: What You Need to Know

Have questions about which set of requirements to apply under? Review our newest blog, The 2022 Transition: What You Need to Know, for invaluable tips, resources, and guidance. And stay tuned, as we’ll post important reminders each month until the end of the year.

Mass Email Service Updates

We recently made several improvements to our mass email system:

  • Stay up to date. We put together a new policies and procedures document that outlines everything you need to know about the mass email system, including the application process, important requirements, and more.
  • Resubscribe. We made it easier for certificants to resubscribe. Certificants who aren’t sure whether they’re receiving mass emails can now fill out the Resubscribing to the BACB Mass Email Service form to rejoin.
  • Have a smoother application. To reduce errors and technical difficulties, we will now request the contents of your mass email after you apply.
  • Create the best product possible. To help ensure that your final product is how you envision it, we will now require you to review your mass email before we deliver it.
  • Get in touch. You can contact the mass email team by emailing or by using the Mass Email Support Form.

The updated Mass Email Application is accessible through our Mass Email Service web page.

New Resources for Documenting Fieldwork

Good news! We released two new resources that provide guidance on documenting fieldwork, and we no longer require the Fieldwork Tracker in the event of an audit. Please review the Documenting Fieldwork Hours video and the Documenting Fieldwork: Helpful Answers to Your FAQs blog for important insight into the supervision contract, ongoing documentation system, Monthly and Final Fieldwork Verification Forms, and beyond.

BACB Board of Directors Election Results

SungWoo Kahng Headshot

We are pleased to announce that Dr. SungWoo Kahng, BCBA-D, has been elected to serve as the president of the BACB Board of Directors. We offer our greatest congratulations and extend a special thanks to Dr. Bridget Taylor for her years of service. To learn more about Dr. Kahng and our other board members, please visit the BACB Governance web page.

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.


New Ethics Resources

The BACB just released two informative ethics resources:

Self-Reporting to the BACB Video
Helpful Ethics Resources Podcast Episode

For guidance on meeting important ethics standards, watch the Self-Reporting to the BACB video, which provides information about the who, what, when, why, and how of self-reporting to the BACB.

Tune in to this episode of Inside the BACB for a breakdown of our newest ethics-related tools and tips, including the first-ever ethics toolkit, which focuses on continuity of services.

We hope that these resources assist you in meeting important BACB ethics standards!