RECENT AND UPCOMING CHANGES TO BACB STANDARDS

In an effort to assist certificants in remaining up-to-date with BACB standards, the table below summarizes current and upcoming changes announced in past issues of the BACB Newsletter.
Effective Date Area Change Newsletter
January 1, 2017 BCaBA Supervision Changes to the following policy requirements: Supervisor Responsibilities and Qualifications, Supervision Amount and Structure, Group Supervision, and Documentation of Supervision December 2014
October 1, 2017 BCBA Eligibility Requirements BCaBAs may apply for BCBA certification without being required to obtain post-BCaBA experience hours, as long as they otherwise satisfy all of the BCBA experience requirements. October 2017
March 16, 2018 BCBA/BCaBA Experience & Supervision Requirements Experience and Supervision Standards Training Module
no longer required
March 2018
October 31, 2018 BCBA Eligibility Requirements BCaBAs may no longer apply for the BCBA credential using only 500 post-BCaBA masters-level experience hours. October 2017
January 1, 2019 BCBA/BCaBA Experience & Supervision Requirements Changes to the Experience Standards and implementation of the monthly experience system March 2018
January 1, 2022 BCBA/BCaBA Eligibility Requirements Changes to the coursework requirements for the BCBA (Option 1) and BCaBA credentials January 2017
January 1, 2022 BCBA/BCaBA Examination Content All BCBA/BCaBA examinations will be based on the BCBA/BCaBA Task List (5th ed.) January 2017
January 1, 2022 BCBA & BCaBA Experience & Supervision Requirements Changes to the “Structure and Amount of Supervised Fieldwork”, “Terminology Revisions”, “BCBA & BCaBA Experience & Supervision Requirements”, “Appropriate Clients”, and “Activities” October 2017
January 1, 2022 BCBA & BCaBA Degree & Requirements Changes to the degree requirements for the BCBA and BCaBA credentials. October 2018