Application for APBA Membership

APBA member benefits include:

  • The opportunity to purchase professional liability insurance at group rates (for most U.S. members)
  • The opportunity to purchase a subscription to Current Contents in ABA (a monthly online compilation of newly published research relevant to the practice of ABA) at a 25% discount
  • The opportunity to purchase online subscriptions to Child & Family Behavior Therapy, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities at the special rate of $20/year/journal
  • A 25% discount on books purchased through the Springer Publishing Company website
  • Discounts on purchases of job ads and other products from the APBA Career Center
  • Access to valuable resources on the APBA website (archived material, including back issues of the Reporter; information on insurance coverage of ABA services; materials on professional credentialing of ABA practitioners; results of APBA surveys; bibliographies of applied research; contract and consent forms; and more)
  • Access to expert advice on many aspects of practice
  • Reduced registration, workshop, and CEU fees at the annual APBA convention
  • Reduced registration fees for APBA webinars
  • Updates on important developments in the practice of ABA
  • BACB Certificant members also have the opportunity to nominate and vote on candidates for the APBA Board of Directors each year

Please consider supporting APBA's vital work on behalf of ABA practitioners and consumers by adding $100 to regular membership dues to become a Sustaining Member.

Membership is for 12 months from the date dues payment is received. U.S. members who wish to deduct the dues payment from their individual income taxes as a business expense may deduct only 90% of the total paid, because 10% of dues revenues help support APBA’s public policy activities.

It is expected that all members will act in accordance with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB) Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.

The APBA has memberships for individuals (sorry, no organization memberships) in the following categories and subcategories:

Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Certificant Member

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst®® (BCBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral ™™(BCBA-D)
    • These members currently hold one of these credentials issued by the BACB.
    • Dues: $90 for 1 year, $240 for 3 years
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®)
    • These members currently hold a BCaBA credential issued by the BACB.
    • Dues: $70 for 1 year, $192 for 3 years

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  • These members currently hold the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential issued by the BACB.
  • $35 for 1 year (sorry, no 3-year option)




 OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBER (not currently credentialed by the BACB)

  • Advanced Professional Member
    • These members hold a Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Psychology, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Judicial Science, or Doctor of Medicine degree
    • Dues: $90 for 1 year, $240 for 3 years
  • Master’s Professional Member
    • These members hold a master’s degree in any field.
    • Dues: $90 for 1 year, $240 for 3 years
  • Bachelor’s Professional Member
    • These members hold a bachelor’s degree in any field.
    • Dues: $70 for 1 year, $192 for 3 years

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  • These members are recipients of applied behavior analysis services or family members of recipients and are not certified by the BACB.
  • Dues: $40 for 1 year, $108 for 3 years

Join Now as a CONSUMER Member



  • These members must be currently enrolled full-time in a university degree program that offers a BACB- verified course sequence, a degree in applied behavior analysis, or a
    specialization in applied behavior analysis OR in a BACB-verified course sequence.
  • Dues: $35 for 1 year (sorry, no 3-year option)

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