The State Board of Applied Behavior Analyst Examiners was established on July 11, 2020 (pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:8B- 91 et seq.). The Board consists of seven residents of New Jersey, three of whom are licensed applied behavior analysts, one of whom is a licensed assistant applied behavior analyst, two of whom are public members, and one of whom is from a department of the Executive Branch of State Government. The members are appointed by the Governor. Regular meetings of the Board are held every month at 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The purpose of the Board is to:
- protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
- regulate the practice of applied behavior analysis; and
- take action against the unprofessional, improper, unauthorized or unqualified practice of applied behavior analysis and guard against unprofessional conduct by the licensed individuals who practice applied behavior analysis.
The Board protects the public by:
- making sure all applied behavior analysts and assistant applied behavior analysts meet the requirements set by statute;
- investigating and prosecuting applied behavior analysts and assistant applied behavior analysts who break the State's consumer protection laws; and
- requiring all applied behavior analysts and assistant applied behavior analysts to be licensed and to renew their licenses biennially.