Last updated: November 7, 2019

This website ("Site") is owned and operated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®, ("BACB®"). Use of this website is subject to compliance with these Terms of Use ("Terms"). You are required to review and conform your Site use to these Terms. These Terms are subject to change without notice at the sole discretion of the BACB. By accessing this Site, you agree to the following:

1. Privacy Policy

Except where indicated below, it is the policy of the BACB not to release confidential applicant or certificant information provided to the BACB, unless such information relates to BACB disciplinary activity; is necessary to verify the accuracy of information provided to the BACB; is requested by a state or national licensing authority, agency, or court of law; and/or is otherwise properly subpoenaed. The BACB may publish information or disclose information in the following ways: BACB Certificant Registry, Verify BACB Certification webpage, Mass Email service, Disciplinary Actions webpage, University Pass Rates webpage, Approved Continuing Education Provider Directory.

For questions about the BACB's Privacy Policy or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, complete the privacy policy questions form:

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2. Legal Conditions

Site users, applicants, certificants, ACE providers, and VCS programs agree to hold the BACB harmless, and to waive, release, and exonerate the BACB, its officers, directors, employees, subject matter experts, and agents from any claims against the BACB arising out of use of the Site or a BACB action including, but not limited to (a) eligibility determinations; (b) certification grants, denials, or other actions; (c) ACE or VCS determinations or actions; (d) renewal, recertification, or reinstatement; (e) the examination experience; (f) conduct of a background check; (g) issuance of a code–enforcement decision; and/or (h) publication or third–party disclosure in accordance with the Privacy Policy and Certification Processing Agreement. In other words, you agree not to sue the BACB. Use of this Site is at your own risk. Under no circumstances will the BACB ever be liable to you for damages (including, but not limited to, attorney's fees and expenses) beyond any amount paid by you to the BACB. The BACB does not provide any warranty or guarantee regarding the accuracy or use of information provided on this Site.

3. Use of Registry

Use of the BACB Certificant Registry is subject to agreement and compliance with these Terms of Use. The BACB Certificant Registry is available as a resource for consumers, employers, and licensing authorities to verify certification status. You must be at least 18 years old to use the BACB Certificant Registry and associated email contacts. This registry and associated email contacts may not be used for commercial purposes; the BACB has developed a mass email service for these purposes. Prohibited uses of the BACB Certificant Registry include, but are not limited to:

  • Sale of products
  • Information about products
  • Information about educational or professional programs
  • Vulgar or harassing emails
  • Solicitation for employment
  • Creation of a mailing/emailing database

Violators should be reported via the BACB's Contact Us form. Remedies available to the BACB may include all available legal remedies, fees (including court costs and attorney’s fees), and damages. The BACB will take necessary steps to ensure compliance with these Terms of Use but does not guarantee or warrant certificants from emails in violation of these Terms of Use.

4. Trademark and Copyright

Content on this site is Copyright © 1998-2019 the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc., (BACB), ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The content of this Site is subject to U.S and international copyright, trademark, and intellectual property laws. Unauthorized reproduction, copying or transmission in any medium is strictly prohibited.

The logos, service marks, certification marks and trademarks "Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®," "BACB®," "Board Certified Behavior Analyst®," "BCBA®," "BCBA-D®" and "Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral®," "Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst®," “BCaBA®," "Registered Behavior Technician®;", and ("RBT®") are owned by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. Unauthorized use, misrepresentation, or references to these marks, the BACB's certification programs and/or BACB standards is strictly prohibited. Misrepresentation, false characterization, or any attempted fabrication of certification status, ACE approval, or any other BACB offering will be subject to appropriate action, including, but not limited to (a) sanction by the BACB; (b) cease–and–desist action; and (c) legal remedies, including, but not limited to, court costs and attorney's fees.

Request to Use BACB Intellectual Property

If you would like to request permission to use copyrighted materials, logos, service marks, certification marks, or trademarks owned by the BACB, please complete the Copyright/Trademark Permission Request Form below. If you are granted permission to use copyrighted materials, logos, service marks, certification marks, or trademarks owned by the BACB, please use the ® insignia with the first instance of each of the following:

Behavior Analyst Certification Board® · BACB®
Board Certified Behavior Analyst® · BCBA®
Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral® · BCBA-D®
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® · BCaBA®
Registered Behavior Technician®; · RBT®

Copyright and/or Trademark Permission Request Form

5. BACB Logo Use

The BACB does not permit the use of its corporate logo under any circumstances. However, we are pleased to offer the following BACB.com emblem as an alternative:

The following guidelines will help you identify how this emblem may be used:

a) You may use the emblem on your company website, blog, and/or social media site related to applied behavior analysis. Please ensure the emblem is not the identifier for your site or the central focal point of your site (see examples).

b) You are welcome and encouraged to use the emblem to reference the BACB website. You may link the emblem to the BACB homepage (www.bacb.com), but not to any other site.

c) While you may alter the emblem's size, its color, font, shape, wording, registration, and trademark insignias must remain in their original forms.

6. Media Resources

Use of BACB media resources is subject to the BACB's Terms of Use. Media resources include, but are not limited to, BACB (i) owned, (ii) developed, or (iii) commissioned:

  • practice guidelines
  • podcasts
  • blogs
  • social media content
  • resource documents

The BACB disclaims any liability for damages or fees (direct, indirect, incidental, consequential) arising out of use of or reliance upon any BACB media resource. BACB media resources may not be reproduced, copied, displayed, edited, retransmitted, or shared in any medium for commercial use or sale without prior written permission of the BACB. BACB media resources are protected under U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws.

Media resources may only be used in noncommercial professional content (e.g., journals, podcasts, educational lectures, conference presentations) subject to Fair Use limitations and only with proper citation of the BACB as the source and owner of the content. Use of a BACB media resource is at the user's own risk.

7. Governing Terms

These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Colorado and the laws of the United States, generally, as may be applicable. Use of this Site by individuals outside of the State of Colorado or the United States shall not be construed as creating sufficient "contacts" for purpose of establishing jurisdiction governing the activities of the BACB. The BACB reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to this Site without notice or cause.

If you have questions or concerns regarding these Terms please submit an inquiry through the legal documents form and select the subject "intellectual property." You may upload your inquiry in a PDF document through this form.

8. Linking Policy

The BACB welcomes links to its website in accordance with the following policy.

Links to the BACB Website

  • Links to the BACB website should not be misleading. Hyperlinked text should be accurate and appropriate.
  • Content from the BACB website may not be framed or displayed using any kind of framing or source technology.
  • The BACB emblem is the only image that may be used to link to the BACB website.

Links from the BACB website

The BACB website may include links to third–party websites; these links are not necessarily endorsements or recommendations. The BACB has no control over the content of third–party websites, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the sites themselves or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of third–party sites.

Removal of Links

Should the BACB request the removal of a link to the BACB website, the link must be promptly removed.
You may request the removal of a link to your website from the BACB website by contacting us. Unless there is a legal right to have the link removed, such removal will remain at the BACB's discretion.

Updates to this Linking Policy

The BACB reserves the right to update this linking policy at any time.

9. Acceptable Signatures Policy

The BACB accepts electronic signatures* for applications and forms, whether submitted electronically or by mail. Although it is preferred that documents are digitally signed using a third–party electronic signature service (e.g., Adobe Sign, DocuSign, HelloSign), the BACB will accept any type of electronic signature (e.g., Adobe Fill & Sign, JPEG of a signature) provided the document is signed by the appropriate party with the intent of signing the document.

The BACB also accepts handwritten signatures on scanned documents, unless the document states that an original signed copy is needed. Alterations on handwritten documents (e.g., white–outs, strike–throughs) must be initialed by all relevant parties.

*An electronic signature is "an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with a contract or other record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record" (15 U.S.C. § 7006 (2000)). Simply stated, an electronic signature is an electronic expression indicating a signee's intent to sign a document. By contrast, a digital signature is a specific kind of electronic signature, which requires authentication of a signee's identity.

10. Website Data Collection

The BACB collects cookies, as they are essential for the BACB's use of Google Analytics. Information about the cookies the BACB collects and their duration is available directly from Google Analytics.

11. Public Statement Policies

The BACB has specific policies regarding the execution and provision of public statements, as well as a policy regarding spokespersons of the BACB. Information regarding these policies can be found on the BACB’s Public Statement Policies page.