Mission Statement

The Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA) is an agency whose mission is to establish the highest standard of care and empower all professionals who provide behavioral intervention services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Through access, transparency, and dedication to best practice, QABA provides all communities opportunity for consistent high-level care.

About Us

Established in 2012, the Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board was established to meet the growing need for more credentialed professionals providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. QABA certificants are trained in all aspects of ABA with qualification in autism and related disorders. QABA now offers a 3-tiered credentialing model, offering certified providers across all levels of behavior analysis.

QABA is internationally-accredited by ANSI, and our policies and procedures have been fully vetted and measured against the highest industry standards. A unique industry feature, QABA offers live-proctored online testing, conveniently available 24/7, making certification more accessible to clinicians who find it logistically difficult to access an exam facility or who prefer to test from the convenience of home. The QABA Credentialing Board® oversees the certification of the entry-level Applied Behavior Analysis Technician (ABAT®), the supervisory-qualified Qualified Autism Services Practitioner (QASP-S®) and the masters-level Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA®) credential programs.

Our original goal endures: to expand the availability of highly-qualified individuals to provide the best ABA therapy to clients and their families. We’re also committed support all of our credential holders through outstanding customer service and user-friendly procedures. QABA’s mandatory continuing education requirements mean that our certificants stay abreast of the latest developments in ABA and are up-to-date on the newest evidenced-based research on ASD and related disorders.

The QABA Board of Directors is an independent and self-governing body created to identify and confirm the competency areas of the professional and paraprofessional delivering applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. The board has authority for all aspects of the Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA) Credential Program, the Qualified Autism Services Practitioner® (QASP-S®) Credential Program (the QASP-S Program) and the Applied Behavior Analysis Technician® (ABAT®) Credential Program (the ABAT Program and, together with the QBA and QASP-S Programs, the “Credentialing Programs”) and shall have autonomy in decision making for the Credentialing Programs. Each director serves a three-year term and may renew their membership. For more information about the QABA Board of Directors, please review the QABA bylaws.