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Articles on Behavior Analyst Certification

Kazemi, E., & Shapiro, M. (2013). A review of board standards across behavioral health professions: Where does the BCBA credential stand? Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6 (2), 18-29.

Martin, N., & Shook, G. L. (2011). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board and international credentialing for behaviour analysts. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 12(1), 41-47.

Weiss, M. J., & Shook, G. L. (2010). Resources on training requirements for applied behavior analysts: The Behavior Analyst Certification Board and the Autism Special Interest Group Guidelines. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 11(2), 217-222.

Virués-Ortega, J., Shook, G. L., Arntzen, E., Martin, N., Rodríguez-García, V., & Rebollar-Bernardo, M. A. (2009). Campo profesional y procedimientos de certificación en análisisaplicado del comportamiento en España y Europa [Professional Field and Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis: Spain and Europe]. Papeles del psicologo.

Shook, G. L., & Favell, J. E. (2008). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board and the profession of behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1(1), 44-48.

Hughes, J. C., & Shook, G. L. (2007). Training and certification of behaviour analysts in Europe: Past, present, and future challenges. European Journal of Behaviour Analysis, 8(2), 239-249.

Shook, G. L., & Neisworth, J. (2005). Ensuring appropriate qualifications for applied behavior analyst professionals: The Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Exceptionality, 13(1), 3-10.

Shook, G. L. (2005). An examination of the integrity and future of Behavior Analyst Certification Board credentials. Behavior Modification, 29, 562-574.

Shook, G. L., Johnston, J. M., & Mellichamp, F. (2004). Determining essential content for applied behavior analyst practitioners. The Behavior Analyst, 27, 67-94.

Shook, G. L., Rosales, S. A., & Glenn, S. (2002). Training and certifying behavior analysts. Behavior Modification, 26, 27-48.

Johnston J. M., & Shook, G. L. (2001). A national certification program for behavior analysts. Behavioral Interventions, 16, 77-85.

Moore, J., & Shook, G. L. (2001). Certification, accreditation and quality control in behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 24, 45-55.

Shook, G. L., Hartsfield, F., & Hemingway, M. J. (1995). Essential content for training behavior analysis practitioners. The Behavior Analyst, 18, 83-91.

Shook, G. L. (1993). The professional credential in behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 16, 87-101.

Starin, S., Hemingway, M., & Hartsfield, F. (1993). Credentialing behavior analysts and the Florida behavior analysis certification program. The Behavior Analyst, 16, 153-166.

Johnston, J. M., & Shook, G. L. (1987). Developing behavior analysis at the state level. The Behavior Analyst, 10, 199-233.

Behavior-Analytic Publications

Behavior Analysis in Practice
Behavioral Interventions
Behavior Modification
Child and Family Behavior Therapy
Education and Treatment of Children
European Journal of Behavior Analysis
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Journal of Behavioral Education
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Research in Developmental Disabilities
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior
The Behavior Analyst
The Psychological Record

Licensure and Regulation of Behavior Analysis

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Disciplinary Actions by Behavior Analyst Licensing/Regulating Authorities

The following links may be useful in determining whether a behavior analyst has been disciplined by a Behavior Analyst licensing authority. The BACB does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information conveyed in the links below.

Please note, several regulatory licensing boards display disciplinary actions on their websites, while other authorities require a written request for information. In addition, some authorities only recently passed laws requiring Behavior Analysts to be licensed and do not have policies in place yet.

New York
North Dakota
Rhode Island