Guide to BCAP Registration
The mission of BICC is to enhance public protection by developing and administering a certification program consistent with the needs of behavior analysts to recognize individuals who are qualified to treat the deficits and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis.
Certification as a Board Certified Autism Professional (BCAP) demonstrates behavior analytic competency in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and a commitment to consumer safety by graduate-level professionals who are independent practitioners. Board Certified Autism Professionals provide evidence-based autism treatment services, including but not limited to conducting behavioral assessments, treatment planning, functional analysis of maladaptive behaviors, direction of technicians, and direct treatment to address the deficits and behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder using the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis.
What is Certification?
Professional certification is different than a training or educational program. Training programs offer a certificate of attendance when an individual completes the coursework, but they do not generally award a credential or require ongoing recertification. The BCAP certification program was developed using a nationally recognized process to define the roles and responsibilities of autism technicians. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements and pass the exam are granted use of the BCAP credential.