NY State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis

May 21, 2014

The licensure process for Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts is moving along!  Dr. Kathleen Doyle has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of the new Board for Applied Behavior Analysis and she has recently posted the following notice on the State Education Department’s website (see under “notice” below).  While, NYSABA cannot recommend board members, we highly encourage public representatives (there will be two “community members” or public representatives on the board) to apply be either self-nominating or recommending someone you feel is appropriate for this position.  Please read the notice for more details regarding the requirements and limitations for public representative members.  The role and responsibilities of the board members on this new board is critical and will be time consuming yet rewarding.  I considering a position on the board, it is important for you to be aware of the following requirements:


  1. The person can’t be on another state board

  2. Monthly meetings (or quarterly at a minimum) held in Albany

  3. At first, there will be a fair amount of work between meetings, while the rules for the profession are being developed and the process for licensure is being established

Ideal Characteristics:

  1. The ability to speak and write well in their efforts to advocate for the necessary components to be included in the rules and regulations

  2. Representations of the field and the BAs in NY: geographic as well as the populations the BAs work with (including autism as well as other populations)


"The Department is actively soliciting nominations for individuals interested in an appointment as a licensed behavior analyst, certified Behavior analyst assistant, psychologist or public representative of the State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis. All professional members must be eligible for licensure. Public representative members must be consumers of professional Applied Behavior Analysis services and may not hold interests in the organization, financing, or delivery of Applied Behavior Analysis services. Applications for board membership may be submitted directly by interested individuals, or nominations may come from colleagues, consumer groups, professional associations, or others. For additional information, or to submit nominations, please see the description of State Boards or contact the State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis atkdoyle2@mail.nysed.gov or telephone (518) 474-3817 ext. 150. (May 16, 2014)."

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