Academic journal article The Behavior Analyst Today

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Update

Academic journal article The Behavior Analyst Today

Behavior Analyst Certification Board Update

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Spring examination administrations were scheduled on May 19 in 14 sites across the country, and on May 30 in New Orleans in conjunction with the ABA Annual Convention. The BACB received nearly 150 applications for these administrations, and increase of over 25 percent from the May 2000 administrations. The BACB currently has approximately 600 certificants.

Fall examination administrations are scheduled for November 17, 2001, with an application postmark deadline of September 10, 2001. The BACB is exploring administration of the examinations in the United Kingdom in November. Individuals who are interested in having the examinations administered in their area should contact the BACB Executive Director. Information and applications are available on www.BACB.com.

Two new members have been named to the BACB Board of Directors: Dr. James Partington of California and Dr. John Jacobson of New York. Dr. Partington's term as Director began in May of 2000, while Dr. Jacobson's joins the Board in May of 2001.

The Florida Behavior Analysis Certification program and the BACB are working together on a major Job Analysis project that will result in a new Task List being developed and new examinations being constructed that reflect any change in content suggested by this process. As an initial step, the BACB convened a meeting of a Content Expert Panel in February in conjunction with the California Association for Behavior Analysis annual conference. A survey instrument is being constructed that, once finalized, will be sent to over 1000 behavior analysts around the world to garner their input on the content of the new Task List and examinations. Professional Testing, Inc. of Orlando is serving as a consultant to the BACB on the project.

The BACB has completed field-testing its University Graduate Coursework Pre-Approval process. University programs that have their coursework pre-approved will be able to assure students that this coursework will meet the BACB coursework eligibility standards and can advertise their pre-approved coursework status. The BACB plans on posting the names of university programs with pre-approved coursework on the BACB website. Individuals who are interested in having their university coursework pre-approved by the BACB should check the BACB website for information and applications. …

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