Source: BACB website - About BACB Certificants
Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®, BCBA-D®):
"The BCBA and BCBA-D are independent practitioners who also may work as employees or independent contractors for an organization. The BCBA conducts descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments, including functional analyses, and provides behavior analytic interpretations of the results. The BCBA designs and supervises behavior analytic interventions. The BCBA is able to effectively develop and implement appropriate assessment and intervention methods for use in unfamiliar situations and for a range of cases. The BCBA seeks the consultation of more experienced practitioners when necessary. The BCBA teaches others to carry out ethical and effective behavior analytic interventions based on published research and designs and delivers instruction in behavior analysis. BCBAs supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts and others who implement behavior analytic interventions."
"The BCaBA conducts descriptive behavioral assessments and is able to interpret the results and design ethical and effective behavior analytic interventions for clients. The BCaBA designs and oversees interventions in familiar cases (e.g., similar to those encountered during their training) that are consistent with the dimensions of applied behavior analysis. The BCaBA obtains technical direction from a BCBA for unfamiliar situations. The BCaBA is able to teach others to carry out interventions and supervise behavioral technicians once the BCaBA has demonstrated competency with the procedures involved under the direct supervision of a BCBA. The BCaBA may assist a BCBA with the design and delivery of introductory level instruction in behavior analysis. It is mandatory that each BCaBA practice under the supervision of a BCBA. Governmental entities, third-party insurance plans and others utilizing BCaBAs must require this supervision."
Evaluating a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) - Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance
What is a BCBA anyway - Reinforcement Unlimited
What is a BCBA and Why Would I Want One on Our Team - Behavioral Health Services
What is a BCBA - University of West Florida
This chart represents the number of BACB candidates reported as of 2007. There is a breakdown of the number of reported candidates per state, evaluated per capita and per square mileage. NOTE: At the time this chart was compiled, the BACB did not require ALL certificants to be listed. As of 2012, all certified registrants are listed online via the BACB website.
The following analysis was provided to the BACB by Richard B. Graff, Ph.D., BCBA-D of the NECC. The data, which are based on the most recent U.S. census (April, 2010), indicate that the largest per-capita concentrations of BACB certificants are located in the northeast, Florida, and California. BACB Newsletter (Jan 2012)