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MEMBERSHIP

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:

Stay Informed

Licensure

Stay up to date on implementation of the Behavior Analyst Licensure Act

Monthly Newsletter

Read about statewide happenings in ABA research, practice, and policy in universities, private practices, schools, agencies, and Trenton

Speaker Series

NJABA hosts 5 virtual presentations throughout the year on a range of topics of interest to our members—from clinical practice to ethics, supervision, and more!

Network with Colleagues

  • Promote ethical and effective practice within various service delivery systems
  • Access FAQs and other valuable resources for members only
  • Free CEUs at some meetings

Advanced Our Profession

Organizational resources

With increased membership, NJABA can do more to support your practice and the profession.

Leadership opportunities

Members can run and vote for Board positions and serve on committees and workgroups. Make an investment in yourself and your profession.

Advertising

Advertising Discounts for members for advertising research participant recruitment, job postings, and events.

Make it happen

Learn from and contribute to the collective knowledge and experience base of state and national leaders to create opportunities for you and the profession.

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
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FAQ

+ - 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 info@njaba.org. We are happy to help you.

Directory

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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