Applied Behavior Analysis


Renewal Season is Here!

ALL RBT’s, LBA’s and LaBA’s MUST renew their registration and/or licensure and be postmarked by December 31, 2020 to continue practicing within the State of Nevada. For information on what is required to renew for each credential, please read below.

    Renewals for Behavior Analyst and Assistant Behavior Analysts

    Licensed Behavior Analysts and licensed Assistant Behavior Analysists: if your effective date of initial licensure is between 1/1/2019-12/31/2020, you do not need to complete the Continuing Education log. Please only send your renewal fee and complete the renewal form found here: http://adsd.nv.gov/Boards/ABA/Forms/.

    Renewal for initial license received between 1/1/2019-12/31/2020 Checklist

    Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA, BCBA)

     Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst (LaBA, BcaBA)

    Licensed Behavior Analysts and Licensed Assistant Behavior Analysts who received their initial license through the State of Nevada PRIOR to 1/1/2019: You are required to send your license renewal fee and complete the renewal form and the Continuing Education log. For renewal and Continuing Education questions, please refer to the NAC Chapter 437 Regulations.

    Renewal for license received prior to 1/1/2019 Checklist

    Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA, BCBA)

    Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst (LaBA, BcaBA)

      Renewals for Registered Behavior Technicians

      Registered Behavior Technicians who have received their credential from the State of Nevada must renew by paying the registration renewal fee and the Registered Behavior Technician Renewal Form.

      Registered Behavior Technician Renewal Checklist

       

        Instructions for Registered Behavior Technician Applications Received During Renewal

         Beginning October 1st, 2020, all individuals applying to become RBTs may have their fees prorated through the end of the biennium (December 31st, 2020) as the new biennium and registration/licensure period is just around the corner! Please use the proration schedule below when submitting these RBT applications and include the additional $70.00 to automatically obtain new registration AND renew for January 1st, 2021 through December 31st, 2022.  Example below:

         

         RBT Application Date: 10/1/2020

        Prorated Fee for Registration Through 12/31/2020- $9.00

        RBT Registration Fee for January 1, 2021- December 31, 2022- $70

        Total Amount to be Included with the Application- $79.00 

         

        Registered Behavior Technicians Proration Schedule 2020

        Month

        Prorated Fee for 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020 Biennium

        October                                            (Applications received between October 1st - October 31st)

        $9.00

        November                                     (Applications received between November 1st - 30th)

        $6.00

        December                                      (Applications received between December 1st - December 31st)

        $3.00

         

         

        Registered Behavior Technician Renewal for New Applications

        When submitting a RBT application beginning October 1st through December 31st, please add an additional $70.00 to the prorated fee. This will allow the RBT to automatically renew into the next biennium (1/1/2021-12/31/2022)

         

        Applications to Become a Registered Behavior Technician During Renewal Season Checklist

          $70.00 Renewal Fee Plus Fee Proration Fee (Proration fee is dependent on the month of your application date. Please review the proration schedule as well as the example above.)

          Registered Behavior Technician Application (NOT the renewal form. Please scroll until you see the Registered Behavior Technician section.)

         

          ABA Board Statement on COVID-19

          Nevada Board of Applied Behavior Analysis  Statement on COVOID-19 March 26, 2020
           
          As you are aware, at the direction of Governor Sisolak, state functioning is limited and staff is required to telecommute in response to the emerging COVID-19, until further notice.
           
          As a result of the current and future status of the state, the Board of Applied Behavior Analysis will be closed to the public until further notice. Given this closure, scheduled and future board hearings and meetings have been placed on hold. 
           
          Despite the closure to the public, effort will be made to process applications as quickly as possible, given the current restrictions.  No jurisprudence examinations will be given to BCBAs and/or BCaBAs during this time.  In addition, there may be lulls in registering RBTs with the state due to testing sites closing nation-wide; because state law requires behavior technicians to be credentialed with the BACB as an RBT, we cannot register an RBT until the applicant possesses that credential. We ask for your patience during this time, as there will likely be delays. In order to expedite the process under these conditions, certificants and registrants will receive via email copies of licenses and registrations. Hard copies of certification and registration will resume when restrictions are removed at the state level.
           
          In relation to guidance related to your practice during these unprecedented times, we direct you to NABA, the BACB, and APBA, as well as encourage you to engage in the health recommendations that have been provided at both the state and national levels. We want to refer specifically to the email guidance related to COVID-19 sent by the BACB on March 19, 2020. 
           
          You may continue to email ABABoads@adsd.nv.gov, with questions regarding the practice of behavior analysis in the state, and will receive a response within two business days. 
           
          We hope everyone stays healthy and safe during these uncertain times.

            Authority

            The Aging and Disability Services Division, under authority of NRS 437, will operate the Board of Applied Behavior Analysis effective January 1, 2019. This board was the result of Senate Bill 286 that was introduced in the 79th Legislative Session.

              About the Board

              The Governor has appointed to the Board, four voting members who are behavior analysts licensed in this State and one voting member who is a representative of the general public who is interested in the practice of applied behavior analysis. The Board members will serve a term of 4 years and may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms.

              The Board may make and promulgate rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions NRS 437 governing its procedure, the examination and licensure, certification or registration of applicants, the granting, refusal, revocation or suspension of licenses, certificates or registrations and the practice of applied behavior analysis.

                Mission

                The Aging and Disability Services Division will be responsible for examination; licensure, certification and registration; investigations; collection of fees of behavior analysts, assistant behavioral analysts, registered behavior technicians, and state certified behavior interventionists.

                  Registration of all Nationally Registered Behavior Technicians

                  As of January 1, 2019, all Nationally Registered Behavior Technicians are required to be registered with the Aging and Disability Services Division. The Aging and Disability Services Division recognizes that it is not feasible or realistic for all RBT’s to be registered by January 1. Therefore, the Division is allowing a grace period of six months to complete this process. All RBT’s must be registered with the Division no later than June 30, 2019.

                  Questions

                  Should you have any questions, please contact us at ABABoard@adsd.nv.gov, or you may call 775-687-4210

                   

                  DISCLAIMER

                  This email serves as direct communication to the Division of Aging and Disability Services and is not a direct communication source to the Applied Behavior Analysis Board Members. If seeking answers to practice questions, please refer to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). For questions that are specific to the Nevada Law, please see NRS 437 and the Regulations that can be found by going to adsd.nv.gov.

                     

                   

                    Important Links

                    Aging and Disability Services Division Administrative Office

                    3416 Goni Road, Suite D-132
                    Carson City, NV 89706
                    (775) 687-4210

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