Renewals, Eligibility, CEUs and Training Requirements

All previously renewed candidates and new candidates scheduled to take the test should use the intervals below to determine their next renewal deadline. There are four deadlines for renewals.

There are 12 CEUs due for the ABAT, 20 CEUs for the QASP-S, and 32 CEUs for the QBA due at the 2-year renewal deadline. A minimum of 25% of the hours must be live (3 out of 12 for ABAT, 5 for QASP-S and the QBA). In addition, a minimum of 1 hour for ethics for the ABAT, 2 hours for the QASP-S, and 3 hours of ethics for the QBA. Renewals may be done up to 60 days prior to the deadline. Please use the Background Attestation Template (located under ‘Forms’) on our website for your renewal. This will need to be completed by your employer/supervisor.

Renewals require the following:

  1. Renewal application fee
  2. A current background check or background attestation form completed by your employer (QASP-S and ABAT); A background self-attestation letter (QBA only)
  3. Certificates of participation for all CEUs as outlined under the restrictions below
  4. Supervised fieldwork verification form completed by your supervisor (QASP-S and ABAT only)

Click here for chart of the renewal schedule.

Approved CEUs

All CEUs must have a certificate of attendance with a signature and the printed name of the presenter. Presenters must be in a related field with a master’s degree or above.

National/State ABA or related field associations (i.e. ABAI)1 per clock hourNone
University coursework* (related field)1 per clock hourNone
Approved QABA Provider1 per clock hourNone




Non-Preapproved QABA Provider

1 per clock hour2 CE
Participation in QABA Committee or development1 per clock hour2 CE ABAT/4 QASP-S/4 QBA
Poster presentation1 per poster1 CE
Authorship article/Presentation3 per paper/presentation3 CE
Teaching (university level*)1 credit = 1 CEUUp to 30% of total CEUs required for certification (limit of 9 CEUs for college course taught per renewal cycle)
Teaching/Training courses1 hour = 1 CEUUp to 30% of total CEUs required for certification

All CEUs must have a certificate of attendance with the signature and printed name of the presenter. Presenter must be by a master’s level (or higher) professional within the field of applied behavior analysis or be in a related field.

*College/university coursework may be considered following approval. Transcripts and curriculum must be provided and approved. Only subject matter specifically addressing the field of ABA, special education, autism, developmental disability and similar subjects can be considered. The number of credits the course equals the number of CEU credits, for example, a 3-credit course equals 3 CEUs.

* Teaching at the university level will be accepted for any university accredited for higher education. It is the responsibility of the certificant to show proof of the school accreditation as needed.

Ongoing Supervision Requirements

Every 90 days, the ABAT and QASP-S are required to meet with his/her supervisor for 5% of the time they provide direct services to a client. The 5% supervision can be done remotely, using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing program; however, one of the contacts must be one-to-one in-person for a minimum of 1 hour unless a variance request is approved by the board. QBA certificants do not require supervision once certified as they are independent practitioners.

The QASP-S requires a supervisor (master’s level or above) to complete the online supervisor attestation form. Candidates must complete the 8 hours of supervisory coursework. They are required to have 5% of direct care hours supervised; however, once the QASP-S has completed 1,000 hours, they may reduce the supervision to 2%, upon supervisor discretion, with at least one contact in person one-to-one every 180 days.

If in-person supervision requirements place a hardship on the service provider or supervisor, or jeopardizes the provision of services, contact [email protected] to request a variance of this requirement. All variances are reviewed by the QABA Board for approval.

For any questions call the QABA office at 877-220-1839