Welcome to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Welcome to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

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High School Level

Registered Behavior
Technician (RBT®)

A paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA.

Bachelor’s Level

Board Certified Assistant
Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®)

An undergraduate-level certification
in behavior analysis.

Master’s Level

Board Certified

Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)

A graduate-level certification
in behavior analysis.

Doctoral Level

Board Certified Behavior
Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D®)

A doctoral designation for Board Certified
Behavior Analysts with doctoral
training in behavior analysis.

CASP Assumes Oversight of ASD Practice Guidelines

The BACB has transferred the ASD Practice Guidelines (2nd ed.) to the nonprofit Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP). With a mission of cultivating, sharing, and advocating for provider best practices in autism services, CASP will now oversee and maintain the guidelines, which set forth ABA best practices for autism providers, and plans to publish the third edition next year. For more information about CASP, and to download a copy of the guidelines, visit You can also listen to our podcast about the ASD Practice Guidelines transfer and read our blog.

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethics Guidance for ABA Providers

We have developed general ethics guidance and a list of resources for ABA providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BACB Examinations at Pearson VUE

Effective March 16, all Pearson VUE testing centers in the U.S. and Canada are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The BACB recognizes the hardship this will cause our applicants and consumers of ABA services. We offer guidance for candidates currently authorized to test or those who have submitted—or will submit—a certification application.

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COVID-19 Update from the BACB

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it will continue to have on our certificants, clients, families, and trainees, we have developed guidance in a number of areas related to our requirements.

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