Obtaining Continuing Education Credits
There are four steps you must take to obtain documentation of your attendance at a CE-eligible session:
- You must fill out a profile in the ABAI app indicating your name, email address, ABAI badge/member number, BACB certificant number (if applicable) and the types of CE you wish to earn (BACB, PSY, NASP, QABA);
- You must scan in and out of the session using the ABAI app;
- You must rate the session via the app; and
- You must purchase the CE Package for the convention or conference.
Once these four steps have been completed, you will be able to download your CE documentation from your ABAI portal.
Please note, you must attend the entire session to earn CE credit.
Continuing Education FAQs
The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) is:
- a Type 2 ACE provider for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB);
- approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor CE for psychologists;
- approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to offer CPD for school psychologists;
- approved by the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA) to offer CE for those with Applied Behavior Analysis Technician or Qualified Autism Services Practitioner credentials.
ABAI maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.
Where do I find my CE documentation?
CE documentation can be found on the certificates page of your ABAI portal. CE documentation will not be available for printing/download until the event concludes and the CE has been paid for.
What types of events offer CE?
Symposia, panels, workshops, invited presentations, and B. F. Skinner lectures.
How do you determine which events are available for CE?
When a submission is made, it is optional to request a CE review. The ABAI CE coordinator reviews all such requests to determine whether submissions meet the appropriate CE standards. Not all authors request that their submission be reviewed, and not all reviewed submissions are approved for CE.
How do I know if an event is offered for CE?
Events approved for CE are identified in ABAI’s convention app, the online program, and the print program. Events designated as "BACB" are approved for BACB CEUs; events designated as "PSY" are approved for APA CE credits; events designated as "QABA" are approved for QABA CEUs; events designated as "NASP" are approved for NASP CPD.
How do I know if an event contains BACB ethics or supervision content?
Any submission designated by the author as containing ethics or supervision content must include a rationale, which is reviewed by the ABAI CE coordinator. If approved, ethics/supervision events are identified in the app, online, and in the print program.
How many credits do I get for attending a session or workshop?
Fifty (50) minutes of instruction equals 1 CE credit, 80 minutes equals 1.5 CE credits, 110 minutes equals 2 CE credits, and so on.
Please note: ABAI does not submit CE information on your behalf; you are responsible for obtaining your certificates and submitting the necessary documentation to the appropriate organization.
I have a CE-related complaint. Who do I talk to?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or, if on site, visit the continuing education booth.
All events approved for BACB continuing education contain content that is accurate and up-to-date as possible, representing the best available scientific evidence, current best practices in behavior analysis, and are current with local laws, regulations, policies, ethical standards, and so on. Any events offering ethics or supervision CE will adhere to the BACB's statement on ethics and supervision credits.
Please see CE-related statements below from APA’s Standards and Criteria for Approval of Sponsors of Continuing Education for Psychologists.
Definition of Continuing Education for Psychologists. Continuing education (CE) in psychology is an ongoing process consisting of formal learning activities that (1) are relevant to psychological practice, education and science; (2) enable psychologists to keep pace with the most current scientific evidence regarding assessment, intervention, and education as well as important legal, statutory, or regulatory issues; and (3) allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
Curriculum Content. CE programs must be grounded in an evidence-based approach. CE programs that are focused on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods must include content that is credibly supported by the most current scientific evidence. CE programs may also provide information related to ethical, legal, statutory or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychology.
All events approved for NASP CPD meet the 11 guidelines for CPD activities, address one or more professional practices, and are conducted in compliance with the principles for professional ethics.
Events designated for QABA CE will address one or more of the credentialing standards set forth by the organization.