Licensure of Behavior Analysts

NJABA is collaborating with Autism NJ in actively pursuing licensure for behavior analysts in New Jersey.  Consistent with our mission to advance the science and practice of behavior analysts in New Jersey, NJABA will be taking a leadership role in state-level advocacy to set licensure requirements and standards for the practice of ABA.  As the process moves forward we will provide members with updates.

If you have any questions about licensure or the content of this page, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or email Suzanne Buchanan, Psy.D., BCBA-D or Eric Eberman, M.S.Ed. at


Licensure Updates

Behavior Analyst Licensing Bill Introduced in Senate and Assembly

The New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis (NJABA) and Autism New Jersey are pleased to announce their strong endorsement of new legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37), Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean (R-21) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) titled, “Behavior Analyst Licensing Act.”  The bill will, for the first time, require licensure for behavior analysts in New Jersey and thus provide the needed protections for the vulnerable populations who they serve. Read More

The following webinars will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the licensing of behavior analysts and its impact on consumers and the profession.

Hosted by: Autism NJ and NJABA

Presenter: Gina Green, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts

CEU Information: BCBAs may be able to submit these hours as Type 3 CEUs for nonauthorized events.

The webinars are free, but registration is required.

                  WATCH OUR ARCHIVED WEBINARS!                

Upholding Professional Standards in the Regulation of ABA Practitioners

(Recorded March 15, 2018)

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Regulation of ABA Practitioners

(Recorded March 6, 2018)

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Licensure Information Sessions

Thank you to the 220 participants who attended our licensure information session in April and May.  We had some great discussions, heard many well thought out questions, and received valuable feedback that will assist us with this initiative.  The evaluations for all three sessions were very positive, and the comments made it clear that the attendees appreciated the efforts to educate them on this topic.

Sample Comments:

“In depth discussion.  A product of a hard-working team.”
“Very helpful and informative.  Thank you!”
“Great presentation!  Made me a believer in licensure for behavior analysts in NJ!”

We would also like to thank Suzanne Buchanan, Psy.D., BCBA-D, the NJABA Board of Directors and the following panelists for taking time out of their busy schedules to present and show their support for licensure in New Jersey.

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MaryLou Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA-D Kenneth Reeve, Ph.D., BCBA-D Bob LaRue, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Patrick Progar, Ph.D., BCBA-D Bridget Taylor, Psy.D., BCBA-D Kevin Brothers, Ph.D., BCBA-D
David Wilson, Ph.D., BCBA-D Eric Rozenblat, Ph.D., BCBA-D Frances Perrin, Ph.D., BCBA-D