The case for licensure of applied behavior analysts

Dorsey, M.F.; Weinberg, M.; Zane, T.; Guidi, M.M.

Behavior Analysis in Practice 2(1): 53-58


ISSN/ISBN: 1998-1929
PMID: 22477697
DOI: 10.1007/bf03391738
Accession: 056255990

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The evolution of the field of applied behavior analysis to a practice-oriented profession has created the need to ensure that the consumers of these services are adequately protected. We review the limitations of the current board certification process and present a rationale for the establishment of licensing standards for applied behavior analysts on a state-by-state basis. Recommendations for securing the passage of a licensure bill also are discussed.