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January 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:  Introducing the BCBA/BCaBA Task List (5th ed.) Changes to the BCBA and BCaBA Coursework Requirements A Summary of Recent and Upcoming Changes to BACB Standards  

Holiday Closures

The BACB office will be closed on the following US holidays in 2017: Monday, January 2 Monday, January 16 Monday, February 20 Monday, May 29 Tuesday, July 4 Monday, September 4 Friday, November 10 Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November

Accreditation of RBT Credential

We are pleased to announce that the BACB has received accreditation of its Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA is the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence and its accreditation

Recent & Upcoming Changes

In an effort to assist certificants in remaining up-to-date with BACB standards, the table available here summarizes current and upcoming changes announced in past issues of the BACB Newsletter.

BCaBA Supervision Documents

Two documents are now available for BCaBAs and their supervisors who will be required to meet new supervision standards as of January 1, 2017. The Standards for Supervision of BCaBAs describes the new requirements. The BCaBA Supervision Contract Specifications document

Call for Nominations for BACB Board of Directors

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is holding nominations for openings on the Board of Directors. Board members will serve one 3-year term with an option to be re-elected for a second 3-year term. Only nominations submitted by BACB certificants will

Updated Experience Standards Document Available

An updated version of the BACB Experience Standards and Forms document is now available. Please note that no changes to the rules for experience have been made. Rather, the document has been updated to provide clarification of the existing standards.

Reminder: BCaBA Supervision Changes

This is to remind you of important upcoming changes to the supervision standards for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs). Effective January 1, 2017, all BCaBAs must meet increased supervision requirements including changes to: • supervisor responsibilities and qualifications •

New Address

We are fully relocated to our new office building. Please address all applications and correspondence to our new location: 7950 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127 USA

Board of Directors Elections

We are pleased to announce the results of our spring Board of Directors election. Dr. Bridget Taylor was elected to serve a second three-year term and Dr. Angelika Anderson (international representative) and Mr. Eli Newcomb (masters-level representative) were each elected

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