friday, june 4th 

12-1 PM (CST)

Zoom Passcode: 777700

Title

Things Change: BACB in 2022 

Presenters 

 
                         Dr. Sara Kupzyk                                                            Dr. William Higgins
 
Abstract 
The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of four major changes that will be implemented by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) on January 1, 2022. First, we will describe the Fifth Edition BCBA Task List which will provide a basis for coursework and the examination. Second, new coursework and field experience standards will be discussed. In particular, students seeking to obtain their BCBA will be required to complete additional coursework and choose between Supervised Fieldwork (2000 hours) and Concentrated Supervised Fieldwork (1500 hours). Within the experience standards, we will also highlight requirements for supervisors and methods for evaluating supervision. Third, we will introduce the BACB Handbooks that provide information and links to important information for obtaining and maintaining BCBA certification. Lastly, we will highlight the major differences between the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (2014) and the new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2020). Resources for remaining up-to-date on any upcoming changes will also be provided.
Objectives
Following the presentation, attendees will be able to:
1) Describe the Fifth Edition Task List, coursework, and experience standards
2) Describe supervisor requirements and methods for evaluating supervision
3) Discuss the contents of the BACB Handbooks
4) Compare and contrast the future BACB Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts with the previous
code