Call for Nominations:
July 2021: The ABAI Accreditation Board seeks nominations for one position on the Board for the calendar years 2022-2024. Nominees must hold a doctoral degree and be employed as a full-time faculty member in an ABAI-accredited program, in the area of applied behavior analysis; and shall be free of conflict of interests. Specific criteria for nominees and nominators must be met -- please email us to obtain the submission form.
May 2021: The ABAI Accreditation Board is recognized by CHEA.
At its meeting on May 3, 2021, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Board of Directors reviewed the recommendation of the CHEA Committee on Recognition regarding the recognition application submitted by the Association for Behavior Analysis International Accreditation Board (ABAI). The Board of Directors accepted the committee recommendation and recognized ABAI for the following recognized scope of accreditation: The Accreditation Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International accredits degree programs in behavior analysis at the master's and doctoral levels in institutions of higher learning in the United States of America. (2021)
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New Board Members:
December 2020: The ABAI Accreditation Board elected two voting members, Dr. Michael Perone (West Virginia University) as the basic member and Dr. Chaun Stores (Emory School of Law) as the community representative, both will serve three-year terms through December 2023. Additionally, the ABAI Executive Council appointed Dr. Deisy das Graças de Souza (Universidade Federal de São Carlos) to serve as the Council liaison through 2023. The 2021 call for nominations will open in July 2021 for an applied behavior analyst position. Additional information about the Board's composition requirements is located in the Governance Policies.
Virtual Site Visitors:
November 2020: The ABAI Accreditation Board is requesting volunteers to serve as virtual site visitors. The site visits will occur as a series of videoconference meetings over a few business days. Individuals interested in serving as a site visitor should review the qualifications and steps here.
COVID-19: Updates and Information
September 2020: The ABAI Accreditation Board voted to approve virtual site visits for programs seeking re-accreditation and initial accreditation. Programs from the 2019 re-accreditation cycle previously scheduled for (the now suspended) spring 2020 site visits are in the process of scheduling a virtual site visit for fall 2020. These programs remain accredited as indicated in their section of the accredited programs website.
April 2020: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-campus site visits have been suspended. The Accreditation and VCS Boards released a statement to support accredited programs and Verified Course Sequences (VCS) programs navigate compliance with policies and procedures.
Thanks for joining our 47th Annual Convention online. Please see all upcoming ABAI events here.