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What is the Behavior Analyst Certification Board - BACB?

Posted by Thrive Autism Solutions on Feb 8, 2018, 1:00:00 PM
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What is the BACB and why is it important?

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Behavior Analyst Certification Board - BACB - is the organization that oversees the credentialing of behavior analysts in the United States and internationally. The BACB was developed in 1998. Consumers of behavior analysis services, the government, and behavior analysts wanted a way to ensure ethical and quality services were being provided.

What Is ABA Therapy?

Part of the BACB’s core mission is to protect consumers. They do this by developing requirements for individuals to become certified as behavior analysts and to maintain their credentials. They provide a professional and ethical code that all Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (BCBA), Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) must follow. The BACB also has system for individuals to report behavior analytic services that are not provided in an ethical manner.

Check out the following resources to learn more about ABA and the BACB:

Behavior Analysis Certification Board website

APBA - Identifying ABA Interventions

Autism Speaks | ABA tool kit

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Tags: Applied Behavior Analysis, Credentialing