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About BCBA and QBA Qualification
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA, and Qualified Behavior Analyst, QBA, are graduate-level certifications in behavior analysis.
The Nature of BCBA
Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) is a graduate-level certification in behaviour analysis. It is a standard set by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB). BCBAs are qualified to supervise the work of BCaBAs and Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBTs) in implementing behaviour-analytic interventions. They design and implement treatment plans and serve as supervisors and behaviour consultants. BCaBAs require supervision from BCBAs but can supervise RBTs.
About BACB Organization
BACB, a non-profit organization established in 1998 in Florida, sets the minimum standard for behaviour analysts. It has expanded internationally since 2000. The BCBA requirements are regularly updated by industry professionals. Currently, there are 22,620 behaviour analysts worldwide, with certification courses offered by universities globally. Hong Kong and mainland China have 43 and around 48 behaviour analysts respectively, comprising only 1.7% of the BCBA population in Florida.
What Is QABA?
The Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA®) is an internationally accredited credentialing agency dedicated to ensuring the highest standard of care among professionals providing applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services.
The QABA Credentialing Board® oversees the certification of
- Applied Behavior Analysis Technician (ABAT®) (entry level)
- Qualified Autism Services Practitioner (QASP-S®) (supervisory-qualified)
- Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA®) (master’s level)
About QABA Organization
Established in 2012, the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board was established to meet the growing need for more credentialed professionals providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. QABA certificants are trained in all aspects of ABA with qualification in autism and related disorders. QABA now offers a 3-tiered credentialing model, offering certified providers across all levels of behavior analysis.
Is BCBA/QBA Credential Equivalent to Autism Expert?
BCBA or QBA is a qualification for behaviour analysts, but it doesn’t make someone an autism expert. It’s crucial to inquire about their certification date and autism training when approached by a BCBA/QBA. This ensures clarification on their expertise in the field.
Key Considerations for Spotting a Quality Autism Behaviour Therapist
Our Supervisors Are BCBAs
BCBA is the abbreviation of “Board Certified Behaviour Analyst”, an international certified behaviour analyst, and a graduate-level certification. It is a standard developed by professionals and is constantly modified and updated to meet the changing needs of society. To provide better quality treatment services, our behavioural consultants are internationally certified analysts or are pursuing degrees.