Professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a graduate-level certification in applied behavior analysis, with a focus on autism treatment. BCBAs are responsible for developing and writing treatment plans for the children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). BCBAs also supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, and others who implement the behavior therapy.
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysis (BCaBA)
The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) is an undergraduate-level certification in applied behavior analysis. Professionals who are certified at the BCaBA level must be supervised by someone certified at the BCBA/BCBA-D level. BCaBAs assist with clinical evaluations, assessments and supervise the work of Registered Behavior Technicians, and others who implement applied behavior analysis techniques and strategies.
Behavior Technician / Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who implements the treatment plans created by the BCBA. The RBT/BT works one-on-one with a child diagnosed with autism and utilizes ABA techniques. Behavior technicians and registered behavior technicians are supervised by BCaBAs and BCBA/BCBA-D level professionals.
For more information on the BACB credentials, visit http://bacb.com/about-behavior-analysis