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.

Continuing Education Information for Virtual Conferences


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.


For the Culturo-Behavior Science Conference only, the program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW; Approval # 886835245-7511) for 14 continuing education contact hours. Sessions must be viewed live; NASW CE is not available for on-demand content. Sessions offering NASW credit can be viewed here.


ABAI maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.



Types of CE Available
Culturo Conference 2021 Autism
BACB 19 hours 16 hours
PSY 8 hours 11 hours
NASP n/a 4 hours
NASW 15 hours n/a
QABA n/a n/a


Obtaining Continuing Education Credits


You must take the following steps to obtain documentation of your attendance at a virtual CE-eligible session: 


  1. Log in to your ABAI portal account and ensure your information is up to date. If you have multiple accounts please contact us to have them combined.
  2. Before the start of the conference, visit the "My Profile" section of the virtual platform to indicate the type of CE you wish to earn for that conference.
  3. You must join sessions no more than 10 minutes after the scheduled start time and leave sessions no earlier than 10 minutes before the scheduled end time. You will know you were successfully checked in to a session because you will see a large yellow confirmation box.
  4. You must purchase the CE Package for the convention or conference.


Once these 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.


CE Package


Continuing Education FAQs


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?

This varies by the type of CE you are trying to obtain. Check with your certifying body to verify if they require 50-minute sessions, 60-minute sessions, or offer credit for shorter sessions.


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, or, if on site, visit the continuing education booth.


BACB-Specific Information

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.


APA-Specific Information

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.


NASP-Specific Information

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.


QABA-Specific Information

Events designated for QABA CE will address one or more of the credentialing standards set forth by the organization.

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