There were two pathways to certified behavior analyst assistants.
Pathway One (Grandparenting provisions - No Longer Available): This Pathway was available for applicants for certification as a certified behavior analyst assistant, who submitted an application to the Department before January 9, 2016 and met other specified requirements.
Although Pathway One has expired, the certifications issued under it will not.
Note: Although evidence of completion of the required training on the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment was not required for a certification to be issued under this pathway, evidence of such training will be required at the time of registration renewal when the initial three-year registration is due to expire.
Pathway Two (standard licensing provisions): Unlike Pathway One, this pathway does not expire. Applicants may be certified as certified behavior analyst assistants if they meet the following requirements established by section 8804 of New York's Education Law and Subpart 79-17 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
- Submit an Application for Certification (Form 1)
- Submit the certification and registration required fee established for certified behavior analyst assistants
- Education: Submit a Certification of Professional Education (Form 2) to document that you have received an education, including a bachelor's or higher degree for a certified behavior analyst assistant from a program registered by the Department or determined by the Department to be substantially equivalent to such a program, in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations
- Experience: Submit a Report of Professional Experience (Form 4) to document that you have experience in the practice of applied behavior analysis satisfactory to the Board and Department in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations
- Examination: Pass an examination acceptable to the Board and the Department in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations
- Child Abuse Training: Submit evidence of completing coursework or training in the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment in accordance with Section 6507(3)(a) of the Education Law. See additional information and a list of approved providers for this training.
- Age: Be at least 21 years of age by the date of certification
- Moral Character: be of good moral character as determined by the Department and submit an attestation of moral character
Answers to questions regarding the process of licensure, certification and practice in these professions can be found on our web site.