The BACB offers several resources for verifying information about its certificants.
BACB Certificant Registries
The BACB’s online certificant registries are publicly-available resources that allow you to quickly and easily verify an individual’s certification status, and determine whether they have reportable disciplinary actions associated with their certification. BACB registries are updated daily.
For information on individuals misrepresenting themselves as BACB certificants, visit the Falsified Credentials page.
If you prefer written verification of a current certificant’s status, you may request a verification letter from the BACB for a $25 fee per verification. Verification letters are delivered as PDF documents or state-issued verification forms, which the BACB completes. Verification letters contain the following information from the certificant registries:
- certificant name and certification number
- confirmation of current certification status
- if the certificant is inactive, the reason for their inactive status (i.e., voluntary inactive, expired, not supervised, disciplinary actions as described on the disciplinary actions page)
Note: verification letters are not provided for certifications that are terminated
- initial certification date
- certification expiration date
Verification letters are emailed within 3-5 business days after the BACB receives payment of $25 per letter.
Verification Letter Request Form
Verification for Licensure Board Representatives
Licensure board representatives may request a list of BACB certificants by completing the Regulatory Request Form. This list will be provided at no charge; however, it will not include individual letters and may only be requested by a designated representative.
Original-source verification means that evidence of the individual’s degree or coursework must be provided directly from the relevant institution or via an unopened envelope that is clearly from that institution. For non-US institutions, third-party verification sources may be used (e.g., equivalency organizations).