ABOUT THE BACB

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to international standards for boards that grant professional credentials. The BACB’s certification procedures and content undergo regular psychometric review and validation pursuant to a job analysis survey of the profession and standards established by content experts in the discipline. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board's BCBA and BCaBA credentialing programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies in Washington, DC. NCCA is the accreditation body...
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Recent Updates

Changes to BCBA Alternative Eligibility Standards| July 15, 2015

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which accredits the BACB’s certification programs, requires key standards to be reviewed periodically for possible revision. At its annual meeting in 2013, the BACB’s Board of Directors authorized further review and potential modification of a number of standards. In July 2014, a 10-person...

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Annual Certification Renewals are Being Eliminated| March 25, 2015

At its recent annual meeting, the BACB’s Board of Directors voted to eliminate annual renewal requirements for the BCBA (including BCBA-D) and BCaBA credentials. This change is primarily being made to streamline credential maintenance and will go into effect at each certificant’s first certification cycle that begins on or after...

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