As the Membership Chair, Patrick Progar Ph.D., BCBA-D compiled this information. Please feel free to reach out with your ideas, comments, and questions.

Within this section, you can expect to find:


Be in the Know

NJABA membership ensures that you have timely access to news affecting the profession and service delivery (e.g., licensure, funding, state and national trends).

Collaborate with Colleagues

With our highest-ever membership of more than 800 in December 2021, NJABA membership gives you the unique opportunity to network with behavior analysts across the state with common interests and challenges.

Priority areas are the essence of NJABA’s mission and include research, education, service delivery, and advocacy.

Workgroups are organized forums to share resources and create new professional connections. Topics include:

  • Adult Services
  • Early Intervention
  • Insurance, Medicaid, and Business Practices
  • Public Schools
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • ABA in Spanish

Each workgroup offers FAQs to learn more about various service delivery systems. FAQs provide essential answers, valuable ideas, and hard-won lessons you can’t get anywhere else!

Annual conference – discounted registration at the state’s premier behavior analysis event

Advertising discounts – discounted fees for advertising research participant recruitment, job postings, and events.

Shape Your Future

NJABA membership supports our work as a collective voice for the profession.

Statewide impact – Behavior analysts are needed in political arenas to inform policy developments. NJABA navigates public policy based on a nuanced understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes and can educate you about relevant state policies and how to get involved.

Your bottom line – With increased membership, NJABA can leverage resources to improve your practice and bottom line (e.g., hire a staff person to assist members with insurance, navigating state requirements).

Become a Leader

NJABA membership offers leadership opportunities. Members can run and vote for Board positions and serve on committees and workgroups. NJABA membership means learning from and contributing to the collective knowledge and experience base of state and national leaders. Create opportunities for you and the profession. Make an investment in yourself and your profession today!

Join or Renew

Save $5/year by signing up for auto-renewal for full membership and affiliate memberships!

  • $ 45 /Yearly
  • Full Member (Auto-Renewal)
  • Voting Member
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  • $ 45 /Yearly
  • Affiliate Member (Auto-Renewal)
  • Non-Voting Member
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  • $ 50 /Yearly
  • Affiliate Member
  • Non-Voting Member
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  • $ 25 /Yearly
  • Student Member
  • Non-Voting Member
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  • $ 25 /Yearly
  • Behavior Technician
  • Non-Voting Member
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+ - What membership status types are there? Which one is right for me?

There are 4 types of members: Full, Affiliate, Student and Behavior Technician. 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.

+ - What criteria determine a “Full Member”?

To be a full member, you need to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA/BCBA-D) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), or possess a minimum of a Master’s 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.

+ - What criteria determine an “Affiliate Member”?

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.

+ - What criteria determine a “Student Member”?

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. With the exception of the Board position for Student Representative, student members may neither vote nor hold office in NJABA.

+ - What criteria determine a “Behavior Technician Member”?

Any individual holding a current Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) credential from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) or who possesses similar credentials and is employed as a Behavior Technician. Behavior Technician members enjoy all benefits of full membership except for the right to vote in general elections.

+ - Do therapists need to be certified as RBT to perform therapy?

Each carrier may have specified the credentials of various provider types that may implement behavior-analytic services. Most carriers require a program to be overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D/BCBA) or a Qualified Health Care Professional (QHCP); while the QHCP does not necessarily specify certification that a BCBA possesses, most carriers will specify the BCBA-D/BCBA certification to fulfill that role. It is recommended that providers discuss specific requirements with each individual carrier under which they may be providing services. Similarly, carriers may have different requirements for individuals who are performing direct therapy under the supervision of the BCBA. Common titles for these individuals may be a therapist, tutor, paraprofessional, or Registered Behavior Technician(RBT). It is recommended that providers discuss specific requirements with each individual carrier under which they may be providing services.

+ - How long does my membership last?

Memberships run for a 1-year period, from January 1st through December 31st.  With recurring membership plans, your membership will be automatically renewed and your credit card on file will be charged accordingly.

+ - What if I have any questions about membership in general or my membership status?

Email the NJABA Membership Committee at We are happy to help you.


The NJABA Membership Directory is a listing of all current members and is available only to members. You have the option to complete a profile so that others can see your areas of interest and how to contact you. Similarly, you can view the profiles of other members for shared interests and network opportunities.

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