Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Licensing Resources

ABAI Licensing Committee

 

This committee serves as a resource on licensure of behavior analysts by state agencies. Topics on which the committee may provide assistance include developing and/or reviewing legislation, lobbying strategies and tactics, developing alliances with other groups, developing and/or reviewing regulations to implement licensure, legislative monitoring, maintenance and defense of licensure, and addressing sunset review of licensure statutes and agencies.

 

Committee members have a wealth of real-world experience dealing with issues in addressing behavior analyst credentialing, especially licensure, in multiple states and nations. Their experiences include drafting legislation; working with legislators, agencies, and advocacy groups regarding credentialing and licensure; testifying in legislative hearings; developing regulations for implementing licensure; and serving on boards overseeing behavior analyst licensure.

 

Assistance from the Licensing Committee is provided without charge to chapters; contact the chair, Dr. Gordon Bourland, at gbourland2@sbcglobal.net. The Licensing Committee operates under the Affiliated Chapters Board.

 

Licensing Committee Resources

 

The Licensing Committee compiles information related to credentialing of behavior analysts, primarily licensure, for the benefit of ABAI affiliated chapters. Some items are prepared by the committee, and others are collected from various sources. Suggestions of other resources to be added here are welcome.

 

NOTE: Opinions expressed in the articles listed below are not necessarily those of the Licensing Committee or of ABAI.

 

Gina Green and James M. Johnston, "A Primer on Professional Credentialing: Introduction to Invited Commentaries on Licensing Behavior Analysts"

 

Mark A. Mattaini, "Editorial: Licensing Behavior Analysts"

 

Derrick L. Hassert, Amanda N. Kelly, Joshua K. Pritchard, and Joseph D. Cautilli, "The Licensing of Behavior Analysts: Protecting the Profession and the Public"

 

Joseph Cautilli and Halina Dziewolska, "Editorial on Behavior Analytic Licensure: General Historical Issues of Why People Oppose Licensing and the Common Replies"

 

Joseph Cautilli and Michael Weinberg, "Editorial: To License or Not to License? That Is the Question: Or, If We Make a Profession, Will They Come?"

 

John M. Guercio and William J. Murray, "Licensure for Behavior Analysts: The Path to Responsible and Cooperative Action"

 

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