The Road to Licensure: Licensure Board Progress Update

February 15, 2022

As many of you are aware, Governor Phil Murphy signed the “Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Act” into law in January 2020. In June 2021, the Governor appointed six members of the State Board of Applied Behavior Analysis Examiners, and the Board convened for the first time.

From June to December 2021, the Board met monthly to draft the regulations that will govern the profession and set the standards for licensure. The Board’s first draft of the regulations has been completed and is under administrative review prior to publication.

For those wondering when the application process will begin, there are a few important steps in the process before applications open.

Following the state’s administrative review, the draft regulations will be made available for public comment. The public comments will then be reviewed and considered for inclusion, the regulations will be finalized, and then the application process will be publicly announced.


This information is current as of May 11, 2022, and updates will be provided as soon as they are available.

Stay informed as the Board proceeds through these next steps:

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