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How many CEUs do I need to maintain my BCBA certification?

Maintaining certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a commitment to ongoing professional development and adherence to high standards of practice. Central to this commitment is the fulfillment of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) requirements, which ensure that BCBAs stay informed about the latest developments in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). In this blog post, we’ll delve into the specifics of how many CEUs are required to maintain BCBA certification and provide clarity for practitioners navigating this aspect of certification renewal.

  1. Determining CEU Requirements:
    • The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) outlines specific CEU requirements for BCBA certification maintenance.
    • As of the latest guidelines, BCBAs are required to accrue a total of 32 CEUs every two years to maintain their certification.
  2. Distribution of CEUs:
    • Within the 32 CEU requirement, there are specific guidelines for the distribution of CEUs across different categories of activities.
    • BACB requires a minimum of 4 CEUs in ethics and a maximum of 4 CEUs in supervision to be earned during each two-year certification cycle.
  3. CEU Calculation:
    • One CEU is equivalent to one hour of participation in an approved continuing education activity.
    • The BACB also accepts CEUs earned through certain BACB certification activities, such as participating in item-writing and standard-setting committees.
  4. Approved CEU Providers:
    • CEUs must be obtained through approved providers recognized by the BACB.
    • These providers include universities, professional organizations, and other recognized entities that offer courses, workshops, conferences, or other educational activities relevant to behavior analysis.
  5. Reporting CEUs:
    • BCBAs are responsible for maintaining records of their CEU activities and reporting them accurately to the BACB.
    • The BACB provides an online system for reporting CEUs, where practitioners can document their participation in approved activities.

Conclusion: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a vital component of maintaining certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and ensuring ongoing professional development in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). By understanding the specific CEU requirements, distribution guidelines, and approved providers, BCBAs can effectively manage their certification maintenance obligations. With a commitment to continuous learning and adherence to ethical standards, BCBAs uphold the integrity of their certification while contributing to the advancement of the field of behavior analysis.

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