The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential requires individuals to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain their certification. CEUs are a measure used in various professions to quantify the time spent in structured learning activities that enhance professional knowledge and skills.
For BCBA certification, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) outlines specific criteria for CEUs.
- Types of Activities:
- Acceptable CEU activities include attending workshops, conferences, seminars, or courses relevant to behavior analysis.
- Supervision of individuals pursuing BACB certification may also count for CEUs.
- Publishing in behavior analysis journals or presenting at conferences may be eligible for CEUs.
- CEUs must be provided by an approved BACB ACE (Authorized Continuing Education) provider.
- Some universities, professional organizations, and conferences may be approved providers.
- Content Areas:
- CEUs must cover content areas relevant to behavior analysis, including ethics, supervision, assessment, intervention, research, and more.
- BCBA certificants are responsible for maintaining documentation of their CEUs and may be audited by the BACB.
- Limits and Requirements:
- There are specific limits on the number of CEUs that can be earned in certain categories.
- A minimum of 4 CEUs must be earned in ethics each certification cycle.
It’s important to note that the BACB may update its requirements, so it’s crucial to check the official BACB website or contact the BACB directly for the most current information. Additionally, if you’re seeking CEUs, make sure the provider and the specific activity meet BACB requirements to ensure they will be accepted for certification maintenance.