New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis

Report from Continuing Education Coordinator: Oliver Mudford

Date: 22/2/2013

NZABA has been an “approved continuing education provider” for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) since 2006.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are an almost essential part of the requirements for Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) to maintain their certification.  36 x 1-hour CEUs every 3 years is the usual requirement.

21 New Zealand resident BCBAs have benefitted from the CEU events we have been able to provide.  Since 2006, we have issued certificates for 459 CEUs from 16 events.  2012 was a record year for the number of CEUs provided by NZABA: 181 from 5 events.  The annual NZABA conference provides excellent opportunities for BCBAs to earn CEUs, either through presenting or attending relevant sessions.

New Zealand BCBAs are grateful to NZABA for agreeing to be an approved CEU provider and for paying the annual US$100 fee to BACB to maintain that status.   Considering that CEUs usually cost BCBAs at least US$10 each but that NZABA CEUs are free, we certainly appreciate NZABA’s support.