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Behavior Analyst Applications

As of January 17, 2023, all applications for licensure for behavior analysts are online! If you have a PDF in process, please use it as reference for your online application. Set up your account via the Applicant Portal to get started. 

Facts About Practice & Licensure In Arizona

  • Under A.R.S. Section 32-2091.12, it is a class 2 misdemeanor to practice behavior analysis, including supervising, in Arizona without a license. 
  • Behavior Analysts are required to be licensed by the Board of Psychologist Examiners to practice independently in Arizona or into Arizona via telehealth.  If the client is in Arizona, the behavior analyst providing services to that client must hold a license issued by this Board, regardless of the behavior analyst's location, or must be supervised by an Arizona-licensed behavior analyst.  
  • Providing supervision is an integral part of the practice of behavior analysis. All supervisors, remote or in-person, must be licensed in Arizona if providing supervision to an Arizona-located trainee or unlicensed individual. 
  • Supervision takes place in the state where the trainee or unlicensed BCBA is delivering behavior analytic services, regardless of the state in which the supervisor is located.  
  • How do I evaluate whether I qualify for licensure?

Forms & Applications

 

1.  Behavior Analyst Application for Licensure (Online)

You do not need to live in Arizona to apply for a BA license with this online application.  Please see Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) § 32-2091.02, A.R.S. § 32-2091.03 and Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R4-26-203 through R4-26-406 for requirements. (Statutes and Rules can be found on the Statutes and Rules page of the website.)

GO TO the Applicant Portal to get started with your behavior analyst application for licensure. 

Supervisors may submit verifications to [email protected]

 
Supporting Documents & Verification Forms 

PLEASE NOTE, as of August 1, 2019, verification that an applicant passed the BACB's BCBA certification exam will be independently obtained by Board staff. 

For professional conduct questions in this application, if the answer is "yes", appropriate documentation is required. Please review this PDF for a list of the associated documentation or evidence that must be submitted to the Board if your answer to the question is “yes”.

(Make as many copies as needed)  If you are applying the same hours towards licensure that you used for BCBA certification, your supervisor may submit your BACB Final Experience Verification forms your supervisor signed and that you submitted to the BACB for your BCBA certification instead of this verification form. If you are applying different supervised hours, use this verification form. 

R4-26-403(C)(2) requires that verifications be sent directly from your supervisor to the Board's office. Verifications included with your application will not be accepted.

The BACB Final Experience Verification form for Multiple Supervisors at One Organization lacks information the Committee on Behavior Analysts and the Board need to determine if the experience meets Arizona's requirements. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide the additional materials. To that end, for any organization at which you were supervised by more than one individual through the duration of the entire experience, please complete Arizona's Multiple Supervisors at One Organization form and provide the additional materials listed in the instructions.  This form is not needed if you had only one supervisor for the duration of a supervised experience.

All applicants are required to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States.

Please use this checklist to determine if you have completed all requirements for your license application as a Behavior Analyst. 

2. Behavior Analyst Application for Licensure by Universal Recognition

 PLEASE READ "WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY BY UNIVERSAL RECOGNITION?" below before submitting this application. Application fees are non-refundable. On August 27, 2019, the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners began accepting applications for licensure by universal recognition. Read the related Statute on the Arizona State Legislature's website: A.R.S. § 32-4302

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY BY UNIVERAL RECOGNITION? 

The universal recognition statute (A.R.S. § 32-4302) allows Arizona residents to use an out-of-state professional or occupational license to qualify for an Arizona license to work. To qualify, an applicant must:

  • Prove that you have established residence in Arizona (See the Board's Substantive Policy Statement on page 2 for a list of acceptable evidence). You must have established residence in Arizona to qualify for licensure by Universal Recognition. 
  • Be currently licensed or certified for at least one year in another U.S. state or territory in the discipline applied for and at the same level of practice as recognized in Arizona.  BCBA certification is NOT a license; it is a national specialty certification that demonstrates you meet the minimum national standards of the profession.  A state license authorizes the holder to practice their profession within the state's borders.  
  • Be in good standing in all states where currently or previously licensed or certified. Verification is required directly from the licensing board to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners for all licenses or certifications ever held regardless of the status of the license or certification. If the state board's online license lookup states that it is a primary source verification, please upload a copy when requested in the online application. Otherwise, please contact your licensing board for their instructions to request to have verification sent to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Email is preferred: [email protected]
  • Have met all applicable education, work, exam, and/or clinical supervision requirements in the other state where originally licensed or certified. 

GO TO the Applicant Portal to get started with your behavior analyst application for licensure by universal recognition. 

Appropriate Documentation for "Yes" Answers:  For questions 6-11 in this application, if the answer is "yes", appropriate documentation is required. Please see the PDF "Appropriate Documentation for "Yes" Answers" for a list of the associated documentation or evidence that the applicant must submit to the Board if the applicant’s answer to the question is “yes”.  Please note, your application will not be administratively complete until all associated documentation and a written detailed explanation are received in the Board's office. 
 

3. Telehealth Registry

The Board is now accepting Telehealth Registry applications for out-of-state licensed psychologists and behavior analysts who are not licensed in Arizona and wish to provide healthcare services via telehealth to a client located in Arizona. This registration is for telehealth only, and is not a license.   

If you hold an Arizona license, you do not need to be registered in the Telehealth Registry to practice via telehealth into Arizona. An Arizona license authorizes the licensee to practice their profession in Arizona in person or via telehealth. 

 

    How to Pay Application Fees

    Staff cannot process credit/debit cards. The $350 application fee will be required when you submit your online application. Your application will not be submitted without the application fee payment by credit or debit card. GO TO the Applicant Portal to get started. 

     

    Application for Fee Waiver

    Arizona Revised Statutes § 41-1080.01 provides for a waiver of “any fee charged for an initial license for any individual or applicant whose family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines if the individual is applying for that specific license in this state for the first time.” If you believe that you qualify for the waiver, please use the application below and submit it to [email protected].

    Download the PDF Application:

    Application for Fee Waiver form

    • Instructions are on the first page of the form. 
    • Board staff will email you regarding your fee waiver application once review is completed.
    • Submit to [email protected].