New Episode of Inside the BACB: The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts: Responsibility as a Professional

The BACB is excited to announce the second episode of its ethics-based podcast series titled The Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. This series delves into and discusses the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts, which will go into effect on January 1, 2022. Listen now for a step-by-step analysis of Section 1, Responsibility as a Professional.

2021 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award

Dr. José Martinez-Diaz Headshot

The BACB annually honors an individual to commemorate the life and contributions of Michael Hemingway, who played a central role in the development of behavior analyst certification in Florida before serving as a founding director of the BACB. Michael’s commitments to the profession of applied behavior analysis and to increasing access to services are reflected in the behavior of the individual who receives this award.

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is the late Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, BCBA-D (1950-2020). A former member of the BACB Board of Directors, Dr. Martinez-Diaz founded the behavior analysis training programs at Florida Institute of Technology. Through their on-campus and online offerings, Dr. Martinez-Diaz directly influenced thousands of students in their pursuit of education in behavior analysis. Through his professional accomplishments, he fully embodied the spirit and core purpose of applied behavior analysis: improve the lives of others. His teachings were based on a desire to better, strengthen, and grow the practice of behavior analysis to help protect vulnerable populations around the world, and he passed this personal mission on to his many students. In the kind words of his colleagues, peers, and students, he was a visionary, a fighter for justice, a beloved mentor, and a dear friend. We thank you and will miss you, Jose.

BACB Data and Developments in 2020

The BACB is pleased to share BACB Data and Developments in 2020, a new video with an accompanying infographic. This video recaps 2020 at the BACB, touching on important changes, milestones, and data points. Check it out to see just how much the practice of ABA is growing. And don’t forget to view the infographic for a concise summary of last year’s most important data points.

Happy New Year, and thank you for your dedication to ABA!

Introducing the New Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts

The BACB is excited to introduce the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (Code). This updated Code for BCBAs and BCaBAs will replace the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts and will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

We encourage you to review the new Code and check out its accompanying Crosswalk resource, podcast episode, and newsletter!

Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2022)

This Code outlines future professional ethics requirements for BCaBA, BCBA, and BCBA-D applicants and certificants. Effective in 2022.

Crosswalk for Behavior Analyst Ethics Codes

This resource outlines the differences between the current Code and the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts.

New Podcast: Introduction to the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts

This episode of the Inside the BACB podcast contains discussions about the Code’s creation, layout, new requirements, and more

December 2020 Newsletter: Special Ethics Edition

This month’s newsletter introduces the new Code and breaks down the revision process, important changes, and more.

Please visit the Ethics web page for additional resources and information.

New Blog: Tips for New Certificants

This year, many individuals have met their eligibility requirements, passed their examination, and earned their BACB certification. As a resource for these new certificants, the BACB has released the Tips for New Certificants blog. Read on to learn about the importance of updating your BACB account, establishing a maintenance plan, and more.

New Video: The Professional Infrastructure of Applied Behavior Analysis

The BACB is excited to share a new video, The Professional Infrastructure of Applied Behavior Analysis. This educational resource breaks down the different elements of the applied behavior analysis profession—and how the BACB and other organizations operate within it.

You can also find this video on the BACB Videos web page.

New Video: Verifying BACB Credentials

The BACB just released a new resource for funders, regulators, employers, and certificants: the Verifying BACB Credentials video. This video outlines the purpose of the BACB Certificant Registry and offers guidance on how to use it. Please watch at your convenience.

You can also find this video on the BACB Videos web page.

Updates to Ethics Web Pages

The BACB recently updated a collection of Ethics web pages with a focus on user-friendliness and clarity. We hope that these changes improve your experience and more-accurately point you to all of the ethics resources that you need. Please visit the updated pages at your convenience.

New BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks

The BACB is thrilled to announce the release of 4 new resources for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA applicants and certificants.
BCBA Handbook These handbooks outline the current eligibility and maintenance requirements for BCBA/BCBA-D and BCaBA certification.
BCaBA Handbook
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
The release of these handbooks has prompted certain changes to the BACB’s website, including web-page integrations and updates. Now, all of the most important BCBA and BCaBA information, including resource documents previously located on our website (e.g., Experience Standards), can be found in the handbooks in an organized, easy-to-navigate format. To learn more about these new resources, please check out the most recent episode of the Inside the BACB podcast, Introducing the BCBA and BCaBA Handbooks.

Deadline Extension for Board of Directors Nominations

Update: The nominations window has now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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.