SUPERVISION, ASSESSMENT, TRAINING, AND OVERSIGHT



Many qualified BACB certificants supervise, train, assess, and/or oversee individuals who are working toward BACB certification or providing behavior-analytic services. This oversight occurs in three primary roles:

Overview of Qualifications by Role

Role Responsible Individuals Resources 8-Hour Supervision Training Required?
Supervising RBTs
  • BCBA (may serve as an RBT Supervisor or RBT Requirements Coordinator)
  • BCaBA (may serve as an RBT Supervisor)
  • Noncertified supervisor (may serve as an RBT Supervisor with oversight from the appropriate RBT Requirements Coordinator)**
RBT Handbook
(Ongoing Supervision section)
Yes
Assessing RBTs*
(competency assessment)
  • BCBA
  • BCaBA
Initial Competency Assessment Packet
Renewal Competency Assessment Packet
Yes
Training RBTs*
(RBT 40-hour training)
  • BCBA
  • BCaBA
RBT 40-Hour Training Packet No
Supervising BCaBAs
  • BCBA
BCaBA Handbook
(Ongoing Supervision section)
Yes
Supervising experience/fieldwork
  • BCBA
  • Licensed or registered psychologist**
  • Authorized Verified Course Sequence Instructor
BCBA Handbook
(Experience section)
BCaBA Handbook
(Experience section)
BCBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements
(Supervised Fieldwork section)
BCaBA 2022 Eligibility Requirements
(Supervised Fieldwork section)
Yes

* Some of the tasks associated with this role may be delegated to qualified and proficient assistant assessors or trainers with oversight from the BCBA or BCaBA who is responsible for and signs off on the assessment/training.
** These individuals must meet additional requirements. Visit the appropriate handbook to learn more.

8-Hour Supervision Training

Supervisors who oversee the work of (a) individuals acquiring fieldwork (i.e., experience) for BCBA or BCaBA certification and (b) current BCaBA or RBT certificants who are required to have ongoing supervision must complete an 8–hour supervision training based on the Supervisor Training Curriculum Outline (2.0) before providing supervision. The curriculum outline is comprised of the learning objectives, tasks, and considerations needed to create an effective supervisory relationship. This training may be provided by any Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) Providers or Verified Course Sequences.

Documents and Resources

General

Supervising RBTs

Assessing RBTs

Training RBTs

Supervising BCaBAs

Supervising Trainees

Requirements for Those Applying in 2022 or Later