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Learn more about the certification process, eligibility requirements, how to apply, and upcoming exam dates.


Find information on the Content Outline, Code of Ethics, Reference List, & Sample Questions.

Maintain Certification

Information about the recertification process and continuing education.

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What is Progressive ABA?

Progressive ABA is a philosophical approach in which interventionists, supervisors, and applied researchers employ a structured yet flexible approach to behavior change. All efforts are contingent upon and responsive to the individual’s progress.  To do this, the Certified Progressive Behavior Analyst – Autism Professional™ uses the best available evidence in combination with advanced knowledge of basic principles and constant in-the-moment assessments to inform effective and caring intervention. This results in an approach that is grounded in science, socially-valid, and always progressing.


The PBAAC® is committed to providing a fair, impartial, and objective certification process. Therefore, all candidates must meet the established eligibility requirements and pass a (1) multiple choice question examination that includes video based questions, and (2) submitting a content presentation that will be evaluated by subject matter experts.

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