RECENT UPDATES

BACB Account Change: New Background Information Options

The BACB recently updated the Background Information page in all BACB accounts. We revised the options for the Gender and Race/Ethnicity fields and have also made changes to the Role in Behavior Analysis, Area of Professional Emphasis, and Primary Age of Clientele categories. At your convenience, please log into your BACB account to update your background information. Once enough data is collected, we will share the results on the BACB website.
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2022 Requirements Transition Resource Documents

The BACB's eligibility requirements for BCBAs and BCaBAs will change on January 1, 2022, but these changes may affect applicants now if they plan to apply in 2022 or later. For guidance during this transition, please refer to our Requirements Transition Resource documents, which outline specific changes in eligibility requirements and provide instructions for applicants at all stages of preparation. You can find them on the BCBA and BCaBA pages under the Documents sections.

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New Blog Post: 5 BACB Resources You May Not Know About

In our latest blog, we share five helpful resources on the BACB website. Quickly access essential ethics and customer service information, take advantage of valuable career data, and more. Whether you are a certificant, an applicant, or a prospective applicant, check out this blog for links and tips you can use now.

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New Resource: Recommendations for Respecialization

The BACB recently created a Recommendations for Respecialization document that provides suggestions and resources to those who are looking to practice in a new specialty of ABA. For videos and fact sheets about the many areas of practice in ABA, visit the BACB's About Behavior Analysis web page.

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The Role of the BACB

In our latest blog, we’re answering common questions about the role of the BACB, such as: How do we set standards and why? How do we fit into the profession of behavior analysis? Learn about the differences between the BACB and membership associations, why we're here to regulate the profession of behavior analysis, and much more.

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Certification Program Requirements: Requests for Future Changes

The BACB has created an online contact form that allows certificants and other stakeholders to submit requirements recommendations to our subject matter expert committees. If you have recommendations that you would like the committee to hear at their next requirements review, please complete the Certification Program Requirements: Requests for Future Changes contact form. This is an easy and efficient way to suggest certification requirements updates and changes directly to the BACB.

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New Podcast: The BACB’s Role in the Profession of Behavior Analysis

In the latest episode of Inside the BACB, learn how the BACB differs from a professional membership association and the roles of each. BACB CEO Jim Carr and Deputy CEO Melissa Nosik will also shine a light on the existing BACB policies and programs to support and encourage activities focused on diversity. Listen now.

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Online Customer Service Support

The BACB’s phone system is currently unavailable. We remain operational and continue to process applications and respond to emails. Please submit application documents electronically and contact us online for assistance.
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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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