Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensure Board

The State of Alabama now requires a license to practice applied behavior analysis (ABA). If you offer ABA services in Alabama, you are required to submit (1) an application for licensure to the Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensing Board and (2) a background check to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Please see the Board's Application Instructions below for details. A license is not required for Registered Behavior Technicians™ (RBTs®).


Instructions and Forms Required to Apply to become a Licensed Behavior Analyst or Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst in Alabama


Notes Regarding Applications

  • The law enforcement agency will give you two (2) sets of fingerprints. Please submit both sets with your ALEA background check so that there are two opportunities for the agency to successfully run your prints.
  • When forms are updated, they will be posted to this website and announced to our email group. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check the website for the most recent form to avoid a delay in processing their application.


Verification of Licenses

  • Agencies and individuals can email the board to verify an individual’s license status.



  • All licenses issued in 2017 and 2018 will expire December 31, 2019.
  • To renew, please
    1. complete a new application noting "Renewal" in the first question (please use the newest version of the application dated Dec. 19) and
    2. submit the completed application with the application fee and licensure fee on separate checks (personal checks are accepted).
  • You do NOT need to complete the background check process again.
  • Renewal applications must be postmarked by November 30, 2019, and please do NOT send using a method that requires a signature--we may not get it on time.


More Information about the Board


Email: Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensing Board
Phone message system: 334-242-0477
Mail: P.O. Box 519 Jacksonville, AL 36265


Please note that board members share responsibility for monitoring these and will respond as quickly as possible; please allow a minimum of 2-3 business days for a response.