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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.

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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.

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BACB Mourns Former Board Member Dr. José Martinez-Diaz

Dr. José Martinez-Diaz HeadshotThe BACB is sad to announce that Dr. José Martinez-Diaz passed away suddenly on September 21, 2020. José served on the BACB Board of Directors from 2004 to 2011 and made meaningful contributions to the organization’s early infrastructure. He also contributed greatly to ABA service delivery, public policy, and university training. José had a big heart and positively impacted thousands of lives. Thank you, José. We will miss you.
 
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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.

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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.

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New Blog: Debunking Myths About BACB Examinations

In the most recent addition to the BACB blog, we define important examination terms and debunk common myths and misconceptions surrounding the examination-development process. Read on to find out who writes examination questions, how examinations measure success, and much more.
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New Episode of Inside the BACB

Tune in to the latest episode of the Inside the BACB podcast to go behind the scenes of the BACB’s examination-development process. Director of Testing and Accreditation Kyle Jordan and Deputy CEO Dr. Melissa Nosik debunk common myths and misconceptions about BACB examinations and explore the vast inner world of making and maintaining examinations.
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August 2020 Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the publication of the August 2020 BACB Newsletter (PDF download). IN THIS ISSUE…
  • Changes to the BCaBA Task List (5th ed.)
  • When to conduct a standardized assessment (e.g., the Vineland)
  • Common supervision issues
  • Why RBTs must know their BACB account details
  • How to protect yourself from professional identity theft
  • COVID-19 reminder: Experience/Fieldwork Requirements
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New Blog: Tips for a Smooth RBT Certification Application

Getting ready to apply for your RBT certification or helping someone apply for RBT certification? In our latest blog, we’re sharing 4 simple yet essential tips for making the application process a success. We developed these recommendations to make the process smoother and help you reach your goals more quickly.
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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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