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.
CHEA: Call For Comments
September 2020: The CHEA Committee on Recognition is calling for third-party comments about whether the Accreditation Board meets the recognition standards. Third parties are independent of the Accreditation Board and include other accrediting organizations, institutions and programs, or professional or higher education associations. Third-party comment may be either oral or written. The comments will assist the CHEA Committee on Recognition as it considers the applications for recognition. Additional details are here. [Call for comments is now closed]
September 2019: The ABAI Accreditation Board has applied for recognition from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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.
47th Annual Convention; Online - 2021
Saturday, Mary 29, 2021: 11:00AM - 12:50 PM EDT
Saturday, May 29, 2021: 7:00PM - 7:50PM EDT
Monday, May 30, 2021: 10:00AM - 10:50AM EDT
See all upcoming ABAI events here.