As you are probably aware, our new website and voluntary register (VR) will launch on Monday, 6 May. This message provides information on how to update your details on the VR, which is an important step toward professional recognition of behaviour analysts across the UK.

From Monday, your existing account will be moved to a pending file until you provide the evidence required to be searchable on the VR. You will be able to log in to your account to attach necessary documents and to enter information that will be displayed on your VR Profile. Please note your membership expiry date will be carried across.

To login, you will need your user name or registered email address and your password. You should go to the log in page and log in as normal. You will then be able to access and amend your account profile by hovering over “dashboard” at the top right hand corner of the screen via “My Dashboard”. You will see a box entitled “Important Links” with a list of links to make changes to your profile.

In your profile, you should upload all of the information to support your chosen membership level. Please make any changes to your profile you believe are appropriate (e.g. contact number, areas of experience etc). Once you have made your changes and uploaded the required documents, you should email us at [email protected] to let us know that you have updated your profile. We will then begin the process of checking your documents and verifying your membership category. Instruction on what is required of you to be searchable on the voluntary register is given on the page “Voluntary Register Requirements” on the new website.

Once you are approved, you will receive an acknowledgement email and you will be searchable on the VR.

To ensure you have all the required documents prior to logging into your profile, please see the evidence criteria below for each membership category: 

FULL MEMBER

BCBA-D, BCBA, BCaBA: Certificant number

OR

PgDip, MSc, PhD in Behaviour Analysis: Diploma/Degree certificate and BACB/ABAI-approved course sequence transcript AND evidence of experience (e.g., letter from supervisor or employer)

OR

MSc, PhD in Psychology or Education with focus on behaviour analysis: Degree certificate and BACB/ABAI-approved course sequence transcript AND evidence of experience (e.g. letter from supervisor or employer)

OR

CABAS Teacher 1: CABAS Certificate

NOTE: If you require a supporting letter as evidence of your experience, you MUST use the UK-SBA Full Member reference template available on the new website under the "Membership" link and attach this as part of your supporting evidence.

AFFILIATE MEMBER

Letter of verification from a supervisor who is either a Full Member or equivalent (e.g., a BCBA who is not a member of the UK-SBA) stating your work in Behaviour Analysis has been supervised in the previous six months.

NOTE: Your supervisor MUST use the UK-SBA Affiliate reference template as the letter of verification available on the new website under the “Membership” link and you should attach this as supporting evidence.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER

Diploma/Degree certificate and BACB/ABAI-approved course sequence transcript

OR

Employer evidence of ≥ 2 years (approximately 1000+ hours) experience in the field AND letter of support from Full Member or equivalent (e.g., a BCBA who is not a member of the UK-SBA) verifying your experience.

NOTE: The UK-SBA Associate Reference template available on the new website under the “Membership” link created for this purpose should be completed by your employer and attached as your supporting evidence. Please do not forget to also attach a separate letter of support from a Full Member or equivalent; there is no set template for this letter.

STUDENT MEMBER

Letter from a University, College, or School staff member verifying course or module enrolment and evidence of ABAI Verified Course Sequence.

NOTE: The UK-SBA Student Reference template available on the new website under the “Membership” link and created for this purpose should be completed by your staff member and attached as your supporting evidence.

NOTE: Student members are not searchable for work on the Voluntary Register. If you are both a student and practitioner and want to be searchable for work on the Voluntary Register, you must apply for membership in one of the other UK-SBA membership categories.

Evidence Across All Member Types

Please note if you are searchable for work you MUST provide evidence of your DBS, Insurance and Safeguarding Training.

Please note ALL information you provide must be evidenced by uploading relevant documents:

Undergraduate/postgraduate academic qualifications such as PGDip/MSc/PhD - certificates or transcripts required for all relevant qualifications you list

Professional qualifications such as BCBA/BCaBA/CABAS/RBT - certificant number required for all; you may supply your certificate or you can upload a word document with your name, qualification and certification number

If you are searchable for work, you MUST provide your DBS certificate, insurance certificate, safeguarding certificates, and any required letters of reference

Please note we cannot approve your membership without all required supporting evidence. If you do not have an electronic version of your certificate(s), please provide a clear photograph or scanned image

For those providing a letter of support (Associate, Affiliate, Student Categories) you MUST use and upload our letter templates available on the new website under the “Membership” link.

Your CV is NOT acceptable as supporting evidence

Renewals

For those of you who need to renew your Membership, don't worry! You can also do this from Monday via the new website.

Please update your profile as quickly as you can. The faster we populate the VR, the sooner families, schools, care homes and other consumers can access behaviour analytic services.

We appreciate your patience while we process your membership documents and hope you will find the Voluntary Register a valuable resource.

Best wishes,

The UK-SBA Board