RECENT AND UPCOMING CHANGES TO BACB STANDARDS

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

 

Effective Date Area Change Newsletter
January 1, 2015 Supervisor Requirements Pass an 8-hr, post-certification, competency-based training on effective supervision September 2012
January 1, 2015 Supervisor Requirements Pass an online, competency-based training module on BACB experience standards available via BACB Gateway accounts September 2012
January 1, 2015 Supervisee Requirements Pass an online, competency-based training module on BACB experience standards available via BACB Gateway accounts September 2012
January 1, 2015 Distribution of Experience The start-date and end-date of experience may not be more than five years apart September 2012
Recertification cycles that began on or after January 1, 2015 Continuing Education Changes to recertification cycle duration, # of required CEUs, ethics CE, and new CE categories February 2013
January 1, 2016 BCBA Degree Requirement Possession of a minimum of a master’s degree from an accredited university that was (a) conferred in behavior analysis, education, or psychology, or (b) conferred in a degree program in which the candidate completed a BACB approved course sequence February 2013
January 1, 2016 Ethics and Discipline The Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts will be enforced. Revisions to the disciplinary system will take effect. September 2014
January 1, 2016 BCBA Eligibility Requirements Changes to eligibility requirements for Options 2 (College Teaching) and 3 (Postdoctoral Experience). *See also page 2 of the October 2015 Newsletter. November 2014
February 1, 2016 BCBA-D Eligibility Requirements Changes to eligibility requirements for the doctoral designation for BCBAs January 2016
January 1, 2017 Approved Course Sequence Coordinator Requirements • Be employed full-time as faculty by the university;
• Hold BCBA/BCBA-D certification; AND
• Hold a relevant degree
— BCBA course sequences: doctoral degree
— Stand-alone BCaBA course sequences: master’s degree or higher*
Additional information about how this change will be implemented can be found here.
May 2013
January 1, 2017 BCaBA Supervision Changes to the following policy requirements: Supervisor Responsibilities and Qualifications, Supervision Amount and Structure, Group Supervision, and Documentation of Supervision December 2014