UK-SBA’s Progress on Developing a UK-based Credentialing System

We would like to update you on our continued efforts to develop a UK-based credentialing system for behaviour analysts.

Our application to maintain a BACB certification process in the UK was submitted in early March and we expect the BACB’s decision by early autumn.  In the meantime, however, our intention is to move forward with establishing a UK-based credentialing system that is responsive to all areas of behaviour analytic practice across the four nations.

The first step of this process is to convene a Task Force of subject-matter experts to begin the process of mapping education and training standards for behaviour analysts in the UK. Initially, the Task Force will be by invitation from the UK-SBA Board and comprised primarily of academic members of staff from established behaviour analytic training programmes, including those with a specific focus on Positive Behaviour Support.

As the work develops, we will be asking for expressions of interest from our UK-SBA members to contribute to various working groups.

We appreciate your patience and support as we continue the process of creating a bespoke credentialing system for UK behaviour analysts, which is responsive, inclusive, and solidly tethered to the science.