What type of accreditation does QABA® have?

The QABA® is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its Applied Behavior Analysis Technician (ABAT) credential and is anticipating the same for the Qualified Autism Services Practitioner (QASP) credential early in 2018.


As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is actively engaged in accreditation - assessing the competence of organizations determining conformance to standards. 

As the gold standard for rigor and accountability of accrediting bodies, ANSI accredits the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) who, in turn, accredits the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). 

Where can I find the published QABA® Bylaws

ANSI and NCCA Standards do not require the publication of the Bylaws, however once the application process is completed and the  ABAT® and QASP® are accredited, the QABA® Board will make the Bylaws available upon request.

How are QABA® Board members elected or appointed:   Board members may be appointed and elected to the QABA® Board according to the QABA® Bylaws which are based on parliamentary procedures which include a nominating committee.  The term for a member is 3 years.

Are the members of the Governing Committee compensated for their work on the QABA® Board?

With the exception of the President/CEO, all board members are voluntary positions and are not compensated other than for out of pocket expenses related to such things as travel and accommodation etc. All QABA® Board members are required to disclose their relevant financial or nonfinancial relationship(s). These disclosures are posted on the website.

Is the Practice Analysis, Test Item Development and Cut Score Reports available?  

Yes. These documents are available on request by emailing

How are ABAT® and QASP® credentialing examinations conducted?  

QABA® has outsourced the proctoring to a third party, Examity. You can find the information regarding the examination logistics on the website.  Candidates may schedule their credentialing examination at their convenience however as with all credentialing examinations, there are specific requirements at the time of testing some of which include location, computer specifications, time restrictions, and examination protocols.

Does QABA® have a code of ethics, and how is it enforced?

QABA® enforces all of the elements of the Code of Ethics.  Grievances and Appeals are part of the ABAT® and QASP® Handbook and will be published on the website once accreditation is received.  In regards to oversight, all ABAT®s and QASP®s are required to be listed on the ABA Registry (past and present including status) after being formally credentialed by the Board during their quarterly meetings.  The QABA® Board has also taken an additional step in contracting with a third party, Comprehensive Screening Solutions, to complete screening on all candidates.