Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensure Board

The State of Alabama requires a license to practice applied behavior analysis (ABA). Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Assistance Behavior Analysts providing services in Alabama should complete the application process as described in the Instructions available below. A license is not required for Registered Behavior Technicians.


COVID-19 Guidance

The Board does not have specific guidelines for how to provide services under the COVID-19 pandemic, but we expect all licensees to adhere to the Governor's current orders and CDC guidelines to help ensure the safety of our clients as is required by our ethical code.


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


Notes Regarding Applications

  • 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. Applications are reviewed and issued weekly on Fridays (holidays may delay notification). When we receive your application, you will receive emails confirming that we've received your materials and prompting you to complete the online background check. We will notify you again when the background check results are received.


Verification of Licenses



  • All licenses issued in 2019 will expire December 31, 2020
  • You will receive an email notification in September with further instructions. Please let us know if your email address has changed.


More Information about the Board


Email: Alabama Behavior Analyst Licensing Board
Phone message system: 1-800-392-0821
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.