To help BACB applicants and certificants stay up to date with current requirements, the following information summarizes changes and announcements made over the last 2 years and lists where the information can be found on the BACB website.

The BACB’s New Look

Since our first logo was created in 1998, the ABA profession has continued to grow and develop—and so has the BACB. It’s time for our logo to represent our journey of maturing as an organization and providing ongoing support in an ever-evolving profession.

New Logo vs the old BACB Logo

We already updated our logo in a few essential places and will continue to do so. For details, visit our Certificate Replacement Request web page. ACE Providers can get the new ACE logo and updated documents on the ACE Providers web page. Please use the Contact Us Form for questions.

Now Available: RBT Examination Pass Rates for 40-Hour Training Providers: 2023

The data are in for RBT examination pass rates from publicly available 40-hour training providers. For details, review our latest report.

The 2024 Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award

Each year, the BACB honors an individual with the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award 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 member of the BACB Board of Directors. Michael’s commitments to the profession of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and to increasing access to services are reflected in the behavior of the individual who receives the award named after him.

Eric V. Larsson, PhD, BCBA-D

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 recipient of the Michael Hemingway Behavior Analysis Award is Eric V. Larsson, PhD, BCBA-D. Dr. Larsson is the Executive Director of Clinical Services at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention Midwest where he has worked for over two decades. In this capacity, he has overseen the delivery of high-quality ABA services to numerous children with autism and their families. Dr. Larsson has also advised over 150 organizations worldwide on their ABA services. In addition to his important work in service delivery, Dr. Larsson has devoted an extensive amount of time to professional service. He has served on the governing bodies of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the Council of Autism Services Providers, and the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, among many other service positions. As demonstrated by his extensive service portfolio, Dr. Larsson has helped develop professional infrastructure during a critical time in our history. We are grateful to Dr. Larsson for his many invaluable contributions, which have greatly benefitted our profession and the clients we serve.

US Employment Demand for Behavior Analysts: 2010–2023

The BACB used the Developer™ database from Lightcast® to assess US employment demand for behavior analysts from 2010–2023 and demand by state from the past 12 months. The report reveals strong demand for behavior analysts throughout the US.

BACB Board of Directors Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our recent Board of Directors election: Ivy Chong, BCBA-D; Rebecca Womack, BCBA; and Jennifer Genovese, BCaBA, were elected to serve three-year terms on the Board. We offer our congratulations to the newly elected directors and extend our gratitude to the candidates for running. Thank you to all of the certificants who participated in this important election.

We also wish to congratulate and thank Julie Koudys, BCBA-D, who was appointed by the Board to serve a second term.

New Episode of Inside the BACB: A Recap of 2023

Tune into our new podcast episode with CEO Dr. Jim Carr and Board of Directors President Dr. SungWoo Kahng, A Recap of 2023, which covers important data and developments from 2023 and previews what’s in store for the new year.

BACB Data and Developments in 2023

The BACB hit many milestones in 2023, and we have you to thank. Check out this collection of notable data and developments. 2023 Data and Developments image

New Episode of Inside the BACB: Future Changes to RBT Certification Requirements

Tune into our new podcast episode, Future Changes to RBT Certification Requirements, which details upcoming changes to RBT certification requirements and the RBT examination, originally announced in the December 2023 BACB Newsletter.