The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB adheres to the national standards for boards that grant professional credentials. The BACB certification procedure undergoes regular psychometric review and validation, pursuant to a job analysis survey of the profession and standards established by content experts in the field
The BACB’s mission is to develop, promote, and implement a national and international certification program for behavior analyst practitioners. The BACB has established uniform content, standards, and criteria for the credentialing process that are designed to meet
1. The legal standards established through state, federal and case law;
2. The accepted standards for national certification programs; and
3. The "best practice" and ethical standards of the behavior analysis profession.
Certification is offered at two levels:
Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and
Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst® (BCABA®)