Public Comment Period Now Open for ABA Licensing Regulations

May 15, 2023

Pursuant to the Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Act signed into law by Governor Murphy in January 2020, the State Board of Applied Behavior Analyst Examiners (licensure board) has published proposed regulations for public comment through July 14, 2023. The law establishes licensure requirements for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts in New Jersey. Under the law, no individual shall practice or make any representation as being able to practice applied behavior analysis unless the person is licensed in accordance with the provisions of the law and accompanying regulations. The licensure board, through the Division of Consumer Affairs, will oversee compliance with the ABA Licensing Act and regulations.

The public is invited to comment on the proposed regulations until July 14, 2023. The proposed regulations and public comment process are available on the Division of Consumer Affairs website.

Quick Links

  1. Proposed regulations (Full text of the rule proposal in the New Jersey Register)
  2. Public comment instructions

Next Steps

Public comments and the licensure board’s responses will be made public, and public comments may inform changes to the adopted regulations. Following the comment and response period, the licensure board will finalize the regulations by filing a notice of adoption with the Office of Administrative Law for publication in the New Jersey Register. The notice of adoption will include additional information such as the effective date of the regulations.

Questions regarding licensure for behavior analysts and the public comment period should be directed to the licensure board at or by visiting the board’s website.