Accreditation for the Certified Progressive Behavior Analyst-Autism Professional!

Progressive Behavior Analyst Autism Council® Receives Accreditation of its Certified Progressive Behavior Analyst- Autism Professional® from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

The NCCA accredited the Progressive Behavior Analyst Autism Council’s (PBAAC®) Certified Progressive Behavior Analyst- Autism Professional (CPBA-AP®) certification for a five-year period, expiring July 31, 2028, during its recent meeting.

Founded in February 20, 2020, PBAAC is a professional certification organization acting in the public interest by establishing and enforcing education, examination, experience and ethics requirements for certification.  Currently, 22 behavior analysts are certified to use the CPBA-AP designation.

PBAAC received NCCA accreditation of its CPBA-AP certification by submitting an application demonstrating the program’s compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.  NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance).  Since 1977, the NCCA has been accrediting certifying programs based on the highest quality standards in professional certification to ensure the programs adhere to modern standards of practice in the certification industry. Click here to purchase a copy of the NCCA Standards.

There are more than 315 NCCA-accredited programs that certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more.  Of ICE’s more than 370 organizational members, 130 of them have accredited programs.

ICE’s mission is to advance credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure competence across professions and occupations.  NCCA was founded as a commission whose mission is to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs that assess professional competence.  NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards; evaluate compliance with these standards; recognize programs which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality certification.


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