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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.

Verified Course Sequence FAQ

When will ABAI begin accepting new VCS applications and renewals?

ABAI will begin accepting new and renewal VCS applications on January 1, 2019.


When will the BACB stop accepting VCS applications and renewals?

New VCS applications or those due for renewal in 2018 must submit their information to the BACB before December 1, 2018. ABAI will manage 2019 renewals beginning January 1, 2019.


When will the BACB-VCS-Information-Exchange listserv stop being active?

The BACB listserv will end on December 1, 2018 and ABAI will establish its own listserv on the same day, for a seamless transfer of communication.


When will the VCS logo change?

Existing VCSs may use the BACB’s VCS logo until December 31, 2018. After that date, the BACB logo should be replaced with ABAI’s new VCS logo.


If I coordinate a VCS, how can I become ABAI-accredited?

VCS Coordinators can pursue ABAI accreditation by submitting a self-study after reviewing the ABAI Accreditation Board standards found on our website: Once eligibility for accreditation has been stablished, the self-study has been submitted, and accreditation fees have been paid, a team of Site Visitors will be assigned to visit the program to verify and collect additional information related to the Board's accreditation standards. Following the visit, the Site Visitors will compose a Site Visit Report and this report will be sent to the Program Administrator who will have an opportunity to respond. The Site Visit Report, Program Administrator Response, and any other relevant materials will then be sent to the ABAI Accreditation Board where a decision about the program's accreditation status will be made at the next scheduled Board meeting. Programs should plan for about a year between the submission of the self-study and a decision about accreditation. 


What will ABAI’s fee structure be and when will it be implemented?

ABAI will begin implementing modest fees for new and renewing applications beginning January 1, 2020, as follows:






ABAI Accredited Programs

Application Fee $500 $250 $125 $0
Annual Renewal Fee $250 $125 $65 $0
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