RECENT AND UPCOMING CHANGES TO BACB REQUIREMENTS

In an effort to assist certificants in remaining up-to-date with BACB requirements, the table below summarizes recent and upcoming changes announced in past issues of the BACB Newsletter.
Effective Date Area Change Newsletter
November 1, 2019

RBT Eligibility and
Maintenance Requirements

Changes to several RBT eligibility and
maintenance requirements.

December 2018
November 1, 2019 RBT Supervisor Requirements Changes to requirements for those who supervise RBTs. December 2018
November 1, 2019 Supervisor Training Curriculum A new version of the supervisor training curriculum
took effect.
December 2018
November 1, 2019 RBT Examination The RBT examination will be based on the
RBT Task List (2nd ed.).
December 2018
January 1, 2020 BCBA and BCaBA
CEU Requirements
Changes to the CEU requirements for the BCBA and BCaBA credentials. November 2018
November 1, 2020 RBT Examination Candidates will have a maximum of eight examination attempts during a one-year authorization period. November 2019
January 1, 2022 BCBA and BCaBA
Eligibility Requirements
Changes to the coursework requirements for the BCBA (Option 1) and BCaBA credentials. January 2017
January 1, 2022 BCBA and BCaBA
Examination Content
All BCBA and BCaBA examinations will be based on the BCBA/BCaBA Task List (5th ed.). January 2017
January 1, 2022 BCBA and BCaBA Experience and 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 and BCaBA
Degree Requirements
Changes to the degree requirements for the BCBA and BCaBA credentials. October 2018
January 1, 2022 BCBA and BCaBA
Maintenance Requirements
Changes to CEU requirements for the BCBA and
BCaBA credentials.
November 2018