BACB Certification Exam Updates January 2022 – Blog

BACB strives to ensure that its certification exam is up-to-date with the most current information and content. With the new year 2022 upon us, there will be many changes to the BCBA and BCaBA certification exams. BACB is taking every opportunity to improve BCBA/BCaBA testing. BACB also has all the information you need about these changes. To make things even simpler, we’ll be going through the major changes to the BACB exams. Let’s start by looking at the latest updates!
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Before you begin with the BCBA or BCaBA exam changes. Let’s take a look at the changes.
Many BACB criteria and standards will be drastically altered on January 1, 2022. These are some of the major changes that you can expect:
First, the BCBA and BCaBA Task Lists fifth editions will be implemented. They will also be the basis for all BCBA/BCaBA examinations.
Second, new qualifications will be available for BCBA and BCaBA certification.
The Behavior Analysts’ Ethics Code then will be in effect.
Next, the RBT Ethics Code (version 2) will be implemented.
The new requirement for consulting supervisors in the first year of a BCBA to supervise BCBA or BCaBA trainees (accumulating fieldswork) will also be in effect.
Modifications to the BCBA Exam and BCaBA Exam: 2022
Decide whether you want to apply prior or after 2022. These points will help you decide.
If you wish to apply under the current 4th Edition standards, you will need to submit an approved application for BCBA/BCaBA certification. Otherwise, you will need to apply according to the 2022 requirements.
Approved application:
Approvable applications have all the required components for approval. For example, a BCBA or BCaBA acceptable application would be filed before 2022.
First, complete and accurate payment of Final Experience Verification Form(s).
Documents proving that the courses meet all content requirements must be provided.
Third, evidence of an acceptable level that meets all applicable requirements
Finally, official transcripts with conferral dates are sent electronically or physically by the university.
Let’s take a closer look at the BCBA and BCaBA exam changes to better understand the changes.
1. Exam Updates for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), can be considered a graduate-level certification for behavior analysis. The BCBA level certification is for independent practitioners who are skilled in providing behavior-analytical services.
BCBAs also supervise Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and other behavior-analytical professionals.
Exam Guide Modifications
Candidates who had their BCBA petitions approved prior to January 1, 2022 will have their ability to take exams for two years. This extension will continue until January 1, 20,22 when the BCBA Task List (5th edition) is implemented. The BCBA Task List (5th ed.) will be implemented. If you fail the certification test by January 1, 2022 and you still have a chance to pass, you will need to take the exam using 5th edition task lists.
We recommend that you plan ahead if you are unsure whether you will apply for BCBA certification prior to or after the new eligibility requirements take place on January 1, 2022.
BCBA New Eligibility Requirements
1. Grad
While the requirements for the BCBA degree will vary a little, there will be two important differences.
Applicants who have a master’s in a subject other than psychology, education or behavior analysis are eligible to apply. A graduate degree in any field of study will be accepted starting January 1, 2022. You must meet all current qualifications, including the coursework requirements and fieldwork.