Today we are going to introduce the most well know organization that provides professional credentialing for the needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services.
According to their website bacb.com:
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services. The BACB’s certification requirements, examination content, and procedures undergo regular review according to established standards for organizations that grant professional credentials. All BACB requirements and examination content are developed by experts in the discipline. Learn more about the BACB and its activities.
Mission & Vision
Global Mission: To protect consumers of behavior analysis services worldwide by systematically establishing, promoting, and disseminating professional standards.
Global Vision: To help solve a wide variety of socially significant problems by increasing the availability of qualified behavior analysts around the world.
The BCBA®, BCaBA®, and RBT® certification programs are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs were the first standards developed for professional certification programs to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public. NCCA Standards highlight the essential elements of a high-quality program.
As provided in the BACB’s bylaws, in conducting its activities, the BACB shall comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination in employment or service provision because of a person’s race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, or because of any other protected characteristic.