In order to become certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, an individual must complete specified coursework as well as an applied practicum that is supervised by someone who currently holds a BCBA or BCBA-D. In order to become a supervisor for individuals pursuing their BCBA, effective January 2014, supervisors must a) possess current BACB certification and b) complete coursework to become a mentor approved by the BACB.
The Self Management Planner was created by Dr. Daniel B. Sundberg as a solution for college students who were overwhelmed with their packed schedules and never-ending task lists.
This planner ultilizes behavior analytic strategies to help busy students manage their time. Since its creation, it has been used for college courses and by individual students, behavior analysts, parents, lawyers and other busy professionals alike.
The most popular use for the Self Management Planner among behavior analysts is for tracking BCBA supervision hours as well as tracking billable hours at work. For a guide on attaining your BCBA certification faster, see Overcoming 3 Barriers to Earning your BCBA.
Relias Learning created a Supervision Assessment Tool based on the BACB Task List that can be used to measure supervisees’ baseline knowledge and skills and track them overtime to prepare them not only to pass the exam, but to practice in the field. I spoke to one supervisor that keeps this in her supervisee file. She uses it to identify areas of skill or knowledge deficit and to create supervision goals. The assessment is broken down and color-coded into the BACB 4th Edition Task list categories (Basic Behavior Analytic Skills, Client-Centered Responsibilities and Foundational Knowledge). The supervisor can rate the supervisee on each task list item on a scale of 0 to 3 and use the results to create supervision goals and track progress over time.