There are 3 types of members: full, affiliate, and student. You should decide which status you fall under by reading the criteria for each status type below. You should then indicate your membership status on your application form.
Any individual who is currently enrolled on a full-time basis in a graduate or undergraduate program and who has taken at least one course in Applied Behavior Analysis. A person applying for student membership must provide a copy of a transcript indicating their status in the graduate or undergraduate program. Student members may neither vote nor hold office in NJABA.
Affiliate members include anyone interested in the discipline of behavior analysis, but who do not meet the requirements for Full Membership. Affiliate members enjoy all benefits of full membership except for the right to vote in general elections and the right to be an officer in NJABA. An affiliate member appointed to the Board as a consumer representative will be granted the right to vote on any matter that comes before the Board. All individuals interested in the science and practical application of ABA services are welcome to join as Affiliate Members.
To be a full member, you need to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCABA), or possess a minimum of a Masters degree in psychology, behavior analysis, education, or a related discipline. Full members have professional commitments that include teaching, research, or practice in behavior analysis. Full members are eligible to vote in general elections and may run for and hold officer positions in NJABA. Anyone not meeting the qualifications may petition for Full Member status by submitting all pertinent information concerning education, training, and experience to the NJABA Membership Committee.
The registration fees for conferences and workshops sponsored by NJABA are reduced for members. In addition, you gain access to other useful information and resources about behavior analysis in NJ. Your membership also helps to promote the advancement of behavior analysis in NJ and support the mission of NJABA, of course.