RECENT UPDATES

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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Updated RBT Handbook Now Available

The latest version of the RBT Handbook is now available. All updates made in April 2020 are outlined in the Version History and Updates section. RBTs should refer to this most current version of the handbook to obtain or maintain their certification.
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Online Proctored Testing Now Available for RBT Candidates

Effective April 15, 2020, live, online proctored testing is available for all RBT candidates via Pearson VUE's online delivery system, OnVUE. This option, which the BACB is offering to RBTs on a trial basis, is available while Pearson VUE's in–person testing facilities are closed due to the COVID–19 pandemic.
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Guidance for RBTs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID–19 pandemic continues to raise a lot of fearsand questions for many people around the world, and our RBTs are no exception. We encourage all RBTs to take a moment to review the general guidance we've developed to help you navigate this challenging and unprecedented time.
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BACB to Temporarily Offer Online Proctored Testing for RBT Candidates

The BACB will temporarily offer live, online proctored testing for its RBT candidates through Pearson VUE's online delivery system, OnVUE. This option will be available for RBT candidates while Pearson VUE's in–person testing facilities are closed due to the COVID–19 pandemic.

The BACB is currently working with Pearson VUE to implement online proctored testing and will announce the date it is available in the near future. Visit our COVID–19 Updates page and listen to our latest episode of the Inside the BACB podcast for more information.

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BACB Suspends Fees for Voluntary Inactive Status Applications

To help provide some financial relief for our certificants during this unprecedented time, we will waive all fees for those applying for voluntary inactive status through June 30, 2020. Certificants must submit the Voluntary Inactive Status Application that pertains to their certification level and meet all relevant requirements. Visit our COVID–19 Updates page for more information.
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