Certification as a Board Certified Autism Technician (BCAT) demonstrates autism-specific competency and a commitment to consumer safety by entry-level individuals who treat the deficits and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis and under the supervision of a qualified health care professional (QHCP). A qualified health care professional is an individual who is qualified by education, training, and licensure (when applicable) who performs a professional service within his/her scope of practice and independently reports that professional service. QHCPs who are qualified to direct BCATs include Board Certified Autism Professionals (BCAP), Board Certified Behavior Analysts, licensed psychologists, or licensed and/or certified professionals with applied behavior analysis in their scope of practice acting within their competency.
About the Behavior Intervention Certification Council
BICC was established in 2013 to promote the highest standards of treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder through the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of all aspects of the certification and certification renewal processes.
The BCAT exam is offered year-round at testing sites across the United States and internationally. A list of test centers is available at www.behavioralcertification.org. BICC has no control over scheduling at vendor-affiliated testing centers.
BICC requires the continuing professional development of its certificants to ensure that individuals who hold the BCAT credential maintain an ongoing commitment to learning, keep pace with developments in the field of behavior analysis, and strengthen their knowledge.
Created by behavior analysts to ensure integrity and consumer safety in the evidence-based treatment of autism spectrum disorder.