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’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.

Mission & Vision

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.

Accreditation

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.
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Certificant Data

As of April 3, 2017, the numbers of individuals holding a BACB credential are as follows:

BCBA-D: 2,016
BCBA: 22,100
BCaBA: 2,647
RBT: 31,055

Nondiscrimination Policy

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.