The New York State Office of the Professions announced on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014, the application process for licensed behavior analysts and certified behavior analyst assistants. This process marks the first step in implementing the landmark ABA License Bill that was signed by New York State Governor Cuomo in January. This bill establishes a new state license for providers of applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Now, individuals seeking to become licensed BCBA’s and BCaBA’s in New York will be able to register and become certified by the following requirements (subject to change in January 2016):
- Currently certified by the national Behavior Analyst Certification Board
- Submit a 4-page application
- Pay the required application fee
- At least 21 years of age
- Complete a 3-hour training in the identification and reporting of child abuse
- Be of good, moral character
Visit the NYS Office of the Professions’ website to view the detailed list of Licensure/Certification Requirements.