The QASP™ certificant understands autism as a spectrum disorder and demonstrates the principles of working with autism effectively. Within the scope of Applied Behavior Analysis, the QASP™ demonstrates the importance of social validity and ensures the individual’s social and personal value by developing and implementing positive, non-aversive evidenced based treatment options before considering aversive alternatives. The QASP™ conducts effective functional analysis as an integral element of the behavioral assessment process. The QASP™ illustrates and understands how to use Pivotal Response Treatment as an integral part of a multi-element ABA treatment plan. The QASP™ illustrates and understands how to use Discrete Trial Teaching when working with individuals on new skills, behaviors, and competencies. The QASP™ can teach and supervise behavior technicians on the implementation of behavior support plans while the QASP™ themselves is under the direct supervision of another licensed or certified professional within the scope of ABA. The QASP™ does not require supervision for any of the above tasks if the QASP™ is licensed under another professional board such as the American Psychological Association. The QASP™ adheres to the QABA© code of ethics, comprehends, and demonstrates the ability to develop treatment plans accounting for legal requirements and which are ethically robust.
The QASP™ must always maintain supervision by a licensed or certified professional within the scope of ABA. The QASP™ does not require supervision if the QASP™ is currently licensed under another professional state board. This may include, for example, licensed psychologists, social workers, behavior analysts and marriage family therapists.
Ongoing supervision and continuing education are required for annual renewal of credential and the re-credentialing every three years.
The exam is conducted entirely online and is scheduled and proctored by an Examity which is an independent third party.
A candidate is able to schedule their examination once all eligibility criteria has been met and approved by the QABA Board.
In order to complete this exam, a candidate must: