Center for Behavior Analysis
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D.O.E: Job Code for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
Department of Education Announces Job Code for Board Certified Behavior Analysts
Coming in April: Statewide ASERT Website & Resource Center
In addition to PAautism.org, the ASERT Resource Center continues to be a valuable resource and is available statewide Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (877-231-4244).
Stay up-to-date before the launch by subscribing to ASERT’s email list.
To learn more about the new website, visit PAautism.org/sneakpeek or download the attached postcard and flyer.
ASERT is a statewide initiative funded by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services, DPW.
BACB Reveals New Continuing Education Requirements
1. The recertification cycle will be changed from 3 to 2 years. With this change, certificants will renew and recertify in alternate years.
2. The number of required continuing education credits per 2-year recertification cycle will be 32 for BCBAs/BCBA-Ds and 20 for BCaBAs. These changes represent 33% and 25% increases in continuing education hours for BCBAs/BCBA-Ds and BCaBAs, respectively.
3. The ethics and professional behavior category will be restricted to ethics content only and all certificants will need to obtain 4 hours per cycle from this category. It should be noted that BCBAs/BCBA-Ds who wish to supervise individuals pursuing BACB certification or the ongoing practice of BCaBAs will also need to obtain 3 hours of continuing education per recertification cycle as part of the 32-hour requirement.
4. A new category of continuing education activities (CE Type 7) has been added to reflect the learning that occurs in scholarly activities such as the publication of journal articles and editorial reviews.
BACB Announces New Supervision Curriculum Available
As announced in the September 2012 newsletter, the BACB will be instituting new requirements for BCBAs and instructors in approved course sequences who supervise the applied experience of those pursuing certification, as well as BCBAs who supervise the ongoing practice of BCaBAs. The most significant of the new requirements will be the completion of a post-certification, competency-based, training program on supervision. This training needs to be completed no later than December 31, 2014.
For the complete list of changes and additions to the supervision requirements please visit the BACB website at http://www.bacb.com
June 25, 2012
June 15, 2012: Joint Statement from ABAI, APBA, and BACB
The Presidents of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) met on December 11, 2011 to discuss how these organizations can best serve and advance the field of behavior analysis. The discussion covered the aims and efforts of the three organizations in approaching that overall goal, the relationships among the organizations, and the role each plays in our discipline. This constructive meeting reinforced the importance of cooperating to advance our field, and resulted in the following affirmation:
October 28, 2011
September 29, 2011
Response to Bill Banning Corporal Punishment in Schools