The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) approves providers of Type 2 Continuing Education (CE). The goal of the BACB Type 2 CE approval program is to make a wide array of CE events available to BACB certificants.

Types of ACE Providers

The content of Type 2 CE events can address any aspect of behavior-analytic practice, science, methodology, and theory. Type 2 CE events must be designed explicitly for professional behavior analysts to extend beyond the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become certified. There are two types of Approved Continuing Education Providers:

1. Organization Providers may offer Type 2 CE for events that meet all of the criteria outlined in the ACE Provider Handbook. ACE Coordinators are not required to be present during CE events offered by their organization; however, they retain responsibility for the events provided by that organization.

2. Individual Providers must provide the instruction themselves and be present during the entire Type 2 CE event, although a co-instructor may assist them.

Requirements to become an ACE Provider

To apply for ACE provider status, an individual must meet all of the following criteria, and an organization must designate an individual to serve as ACE Coordinator who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Certification in good standing as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D); AND
  • At least 36 months of full-time experience in behavior analysis post-Master’s degree or 18 months of full-time experience in behavior analysis post-Doctoral degree; AND
  • Be willing and able to fulfill all responsibilities described in the ACE Handbook for the full duration of the approval period (one year).

To submit an application to become an Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Provider, please review the BACB’s ACE Provider Handbook, complete the ACE Provider training module, and complete and submit an application. For more information on the ACE Provider training module, contact

Maintaining Status as an ACE Provider

Providers are responsible for submitting a renewal application and fee annually.

Fee Schedule

Initial Organizational Application $200
Initial Individual Application $100
Annual Organizational Renewal $100
Annual Individual Renewal $50
Renewal Late Fee (if allowed via appeal) $100


Complaint Process

ACE providers are subject to the standards outlined in the ACE Provider Handbook. If you believe an ACE provider has violated these standards and you have been unable to resolve the matter with the provider directly, you may elect to file a complaint using this form.

ACE Handbook
ACE Individual Application
ACE Organizational Application
ACE Renewal Application