Resources

BHCOE provides several resources for the ABA field, particularly related to the accreditation process which measures Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) organizations’ practices against the Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services. 

Our checklists are an excellent starting point for providers to familiarize themselves with the evaluation process and documentation that will be required for review before interviews and virtual site visits.

BHCOE is the only ABA accreditor that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an Accredited Standards Developer. Browse our ANSI resources below.

You will also find forms that can assist in moving through the accreditation process, benchmark reports, an Introductory Guide to Accreditation, our Outcomes Framework, and more. We invite you to download and review our resources.

Standards and Checklists

2022 Full Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

2022 Full Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

The first step to BHCOE Accreditation is this Self-Evaluation Checklist. Organizations that obtain BHCOE Accreditation are ones that meet a rigorous standards of clinical quality, staff-centered and consumer-centered performance, accountability, and transparency. Want to see how your organization measures up? Download your copy to see if your organization is qualified for BHCOE Accreditation.

Training Site Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

Training Site Accreditation Self-Evaluation Checklist

Organizations that provide on-site training of behavior analysts and wish to meet current quality standards that align with best practices that benefit both students and supervisors should pursue BHCOE Training Site Accreditation. ABA training sites can assess their interest and readiness to get accredited by first reviewing the Training Site Self-Evaluation Checklist.

2022 Telehealth Accreditation Checklist

2022 Telehealth Accreditation Checklist

The standards for telehealth accreditation includes guidance for areas of review for accreditation applicants. All accreditation activities involve narrative, written description and explanation of policies and procedures, documentation, documentation of usage and demonstration.

BHCOE ABA Outcomes Framework™

BHCOE ABA Outcomes Framework™

BHCOE has developed an evidence-based tool that will drive the use of common outcome measures for ABA. The tool, the BHCOE ABA Outcomes Framework™, indicates for the first time a structure for selecting measures that the ABA industry can agree upon for evaluating treatment outcomes. Providers, patients, parents, payors and investors will all benefit from this first-of-its-kind Framework that promotes the adoption of common measures to establish the value of ABA treatment.

An Introductory Guide to BHCOE Accreditation

An Introductory Guide to BHCOE Accreditation

Download this guide to find out how to demonstrate your leadership and reap the benefits of differentiation with accreditation from BHCOE.

Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

Standard for the Documentation of Clinical Records for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

The information in this document constitutes guidance and recommendations to managed care organizations, third-party payors, health insurance issuers, state agencies, ABA organizations, and clinicians on best practices for documentation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.

BHCOE Accreditation Standards 2022-2021 Crosswalk

BHCOE Accreditation Standards 2022-2021 Crosswalk

This Crosswalk provides a side by side overview of changes between BHCOE's 2022 and 2021 standards.

Understanding American National Standards

Understanding American National Standards

The information in this document constitutes guidance and recommendations to managed care organizations, third-party payors, health insurance issuers, state agencies, ABA organizations, and clinicians on best practices for documentation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.

BHCOE Forms

Individual Staff Exception Request Form

Individual Staff Exception Request Form

Under certain, limited conditions, BHCOE will make conditional and time limited exceptions to our staff qualifications standards (D.13, D.14, and D.15 of the Standards of Excellence for Applied Behavior Analysis Services). When an organization generally meets a standard but has individual staff members who do not currently meet the standard, a staff exception request can be made.

BHCOE Request for Audit Rescore

BHCOE Request for Audit Rescore

Organizations who have received a Full Accreditation or Non-Accreditation decision may request the BHCOE to conduct an appeal evaluation should they feel there was an error in the scoring of the evaluation.

BHCOE Change of Information Form

BHCOE Change of Information Form

Accredited organizations are required to submit this form within 30 days of completion of any material changes. This includes, but is not limited to, change in ownership, change of corporate name, change of address, and addition or closure of sites, as well as any claim, proceeding, or investigation by a government or regulatory entity.

BHCOE E-Books & Reports

10 Strategies for Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Behavior Technicians

10 Strategies for Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Behavior Technicians

BHCOE has put together this guide to help practices better match currently employed RBTs and candidates to organizational needs.

2021 ABA Compensation & Turnover Report

2021 ABA Compensation & Turnover Report

BHCOE’s 2021 Compensation and Turnover Report is a critical resource that presents national and state data on hourly wages and salaries for direct and supervisory staff. The report also reports on turnover trends for direct, supervisory staff and for the first time in 2021, clinical directors.

ABA Provider Data Insights

ABA Provider Data Insights

BHCOE continuously gathers data from Accredited and Non-Accredited organizations through the organization evaluation process and our strategic benchmarking initiatives.

BCBA Interview Questions

BCBA Interview Questions

Looking for an effective way to hire the best BCBA for your practice? Ask them the right questions during the interview. Here is a new resource from BHCOE that offers questions based on situational judgement tests that can help you discern how well the BCBA candidate might perform in your practice’s culture.

BHCOE Strategic Benchmark Report and Infographic: Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

BHCOE Strategic Benchmark Report and Infographic: Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

In this Benchmark Report, we take a deeper dive into critical questions related to parent and guardian satisfaction.

BHCOE Strategic Benchmark Report: Staff Satisfaction

BHCOE Strategic Benchmark Report: Staff Satisfaction

In BHCOE's latest Benchmark Report, we aggregated key data points regarding staff satisfaction.

Business Benefits of BHCOE Accreditation

Business Benefits of BHCOE Accreditation

Download this resource to find out how BHCOE Accreditation helps you and your organization grow.

Encouraging Parental Involvement and Boosting Success In Your ABA Practice

Encouraging Parental Involvement and Boosting Success In Your ABA Practice

BHCOE has put together resources for ABA providers to help equip parents/guardians and promote ongoing involvement in the life and success of their child.

Get Recognized as a Quality ABA Organization

Get Recognized as a Quality ABA Organization

Download your flyer to learn how leaders from BHCOE-Accredited organizations have assessed operational excellence and pinpointed areas of opportunity as a result of BHCOE’s third-party evaluation.

Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

Parent & Guardian Satisfaction

In this BHCOE Benchmark Report, we take a deeper dive into critical questions related to parent and guardian satisfaction.

Rate Negotiation for a Successful ABA Practice

Rate Negotiation for a Successful ABA Practice

Learn how to negotiate better rates for your services and prepare your ABA organization for the future of value-based payments.

Representation of Diverse Individuals, Promoting a Diverse Workforce

Representation of Diverse Individuals, Promoting a Diverse Workforce

Are you looking to better evaluate talent acquisition efforts and promote a diverse workforce in your organization? Download this resource to get actionable steps to build and sustain an organization reflective of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Annual Reports

2019-2020 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

BHCOE’s combined 2019-2020 Annual Report shows that the movement to transform person-centered behavioral health by employing measurement science and performance-based standards is spreading nationally and globally.

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Over a year of data, the latest ABA hourly rate trends, turnover trends and exciting updates from BHCOE.

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Trends in Clinical Quality, Employee Engagement & Consumer Satisfaction. Over a year of data, latest ABA Caregiver Satisfaction trends, Staff Satisfaction Trends and new Quality Program Standards.

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Trends in Clinical Quality, Employee Engagement & Consumer Satisfaction. Over a year of data, latest ABA Caregiver Satisfaction trends, Staff Satisfaction Trends and new Quality Program Standards.

Position Papers

Position Statement on the Use of Non-Compete Agreements with Applied Behavior Analysis Workers

Position Statement on the Use of Non-Compete Agreements with Applied Behavior Analysis Workers

The purpose of this position statement is to provide guidance to organizations regarding hiring practices that could be potentially restrictive to behavior analysts.

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