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’s certification requirements, exam content, and procedures undergo regular review according to international standards for organizations that grant professional credentials. All BACB requirements and exam content are established by content experts in the discipline.
The BACB’s bylaws are available here.
Our Global Mission We protect consumers of behavior analysis services worldwide by systematically establishing, promoting, and disseminating professional standards.
Our Global Vision Solve a wider variety of socially significant problems by increasing the availability of qualified behavior analysts around the world.
Our Core Values As an international nonprofit, standard-setting organization, the BACB is responsive, data-driven, and accountable.
The BCBA, BCaBA, and RBT certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies in Washington, DC. NCCA is the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.
As of June 1, 2017, the numbers of individuals holding a BACB credential are as follows:
As provided in the BACB’s bylaws, in conducting its activities, the BACB shall comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision because of a person’s race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, or because of any other protected characteristic.