Last updated: May 25, 2018

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 sole discretion of the BACB. By accessing this Site, you agree to the following:

1. Privacy Policy

It is the policy of the BACB not to release candidate information provided and contained in BACB applications, unless such information relates to pending or final disciplinary actions and/or is requested by a state or federal licensing authority, agency, court of law, or otherwise properly subpoenaed. The BACB does offer an online Certificant Registry and also licenses use of the BACB mailing list/labels to third parties. The BACB may publish and/or release certification or recertification status on the Certificant Registry (along with contact information and willingness to serve as a supervisor, if applicable). The BACB may publish and/or release any final or pending disciplinary (professional conduct) decisions to state licensing boards or agencies, other health care organizations, professional associations, employers or the public. The BACB may also release candidate and certificate information requested by regulatory, governmental and state agencies. The BACB may publish de-identified group data on examination performance for university programs and/or ABAI Verified Course Sequences that provided a majority of the coursework required in a BACB certification application. The BACB may publish and/or release ACE provider approval status on the ACE provider directory. For questions about the BACB’s Privacy Policy or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, contact us online.

2. Limitation on Liability and Hold Harmless

Site users, applicants, certificants, registrants, ACE and VCS programs agree to hold the BACB harmless, and to waive, release and exonerate the BACB, its officers, directors, employees, committee members, panel members and agents from any claims that they may have against the BACB arising out of their use of the Site and/or the BACB’s review of their application, or any future applications submitted to the BACB, including, but not limited to, (a) eligibility determinations; (b) certification and registration grants, denials, or other actions, (c) ACE or VCS determinations or actions; (d) renewal, recertification, reregistration or reinstatement; (e) conduct of the exam; (f) conduct of a background check; and (g) issuance of a disciplinary (professional conduct) sanction or decision, and/or publication or third-party disclosure in accordance with BACB Policy. Your use of this Site is AT YOUR OWN RISK. The BACB does not provide any warranty or guarantee regarding the accuracy or use of information provided on this Site and any affiliated pages or links identified on this site. This Site may contain links to third-party websites which are not administered by the BACB. The BACB is not responsible for the content of any third-party websites. Links to third-party websites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement by the BACB of the third-party website.

3. Guidelines for Using the BACB Logo

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) Feel free to use this emblem on your company website, blog, Facebook or LinkedIn page and any other social media site related to applied behavior analysis. Please make sure that the emblem is not the identifier for your site or the central “focal point” of your site.

Examples of proper and improper use of the BACB Emblem

b) You are welcome and encouraged to use the BACB.com emblem to reference the BACB website. You may even link the emblem to www.bacb.com, but not to any other sites. This means that a click on the emblem should only result in the user being directed to the www.bacb.com website (if anywhere).

c) You may alter the emblem’s size; however, the color, font, shape, wording, registration, and trademark insignias must remain in their original forms. Please do not combine the BACB.com emblem with any BACB logos.

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 program and/or BACB standards is strictly prohibited. Misrepresentation, false characterization or any attempted fabrication of certification or registration status, ACE or VCS 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; (c) legal remedies, including, but not limited to, court costs and attorney’s fees.

If you would like to use copyrighted material owned by the BACB which goes beyond “fair use,” you must obtain written permission from the BACB.

More information regarding “fair use”

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.

If you are granted permission to use copyrighted materials, logos, service marks, certification marks, or trademarks owned by the BACB, please reference the following:
Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.®
Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral™
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst™
Registered Behavior Technician™

5. Governing Terms

These Terms are governed by laws of Colorado and the laws of the United States, generally, as may be applicable. Use of this Site by individuals outside of the United States or the State of Colorado, shall not be construed as creating sufficient “contacts” for purpose of 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.