An Update on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Recent developments at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) will be presented. The most current data on the BACB’s credentialing programs and university course sequence systems will be presented and discussed in the context of the profession’s rapid growth.  In addition, a summary of the BACB’s international activities will be presented to illustrate important developments in behavior-analytic infrastructure around the world. Finally, a number of the BACB’s recent activities will be discussed, including revisions to key standards and US legislative developments.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe recent BACB data trends.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the BACB’s recent developments.
  3. Participants will be able to describe key faces of the BACB’s international development efforts.

Melissa R. Nosik, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Deputy CEO, Behavior Analyst Certification Board

Melissa R. Nosik, PhD, BCBA-D is the Deputy CEO at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Dr. Nosik received her master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology in 2004 under the mentorship of Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, her doctorate in 2013 from the University of Nevada, Reno under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Williams and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board under the mentorship of Dr. James E Carr. Her professional interests include credentialing, public policy, practitioner training, mentorship practices, behavior-analytic applications in higher education, and diversity of practice. Dr. Nosik has 15 years of experience in practice and has trained behavior analysts both in the United States and internationally. Dr. Nosik has served as a board member for the Tennessee, Nevada, and Colorado Associations for Behavior Analysis.