Licensing & Registration

Congratulations on your decision to become licensed or registered within the State of Nevada through the NV ABA Board. Anyone practicing Applied Behavior Analysis in the State of Nevada, must complete this process PRIOR to providing services. In the sections below, you will find information for how to complete this process.

Step 1 - Create Certemy Account

Please select the appropriate application option below to become a Licensed Behavior Analyst, Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst, or a Registered Behavior Technician within the State of Nevada. Certemy is the online licensing platform we use to facilitate the application process. If you have an existing account with Certemy, please select that you do have an account and log in with your established credentials. DO NOT create a new account. This will cause issues with completing the correct application and could delay your process. If you do not have an account with Certemy, you will need to create one to complete the application online. 

Once your Certemy account is established, begin by completing the personal information step.

Double check all  information  before submitting it.

You must use the links provided below to log in and/or create your Certemy account.

Licensed Behavior Analyst

The Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) is a graduate-level license in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the LBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services. LBAs may supervise the work of LaBAs and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and other professionals who implement behavior-analytic interventions.

Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst

A Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst (LaBA) is an undergraduate-level license in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the LaBA level provide behavior-analytic services under the supervision of a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). Professionals licensed at the LaBA level may not provide behavior-analytic services without the supervision of LBA. LaBAs may supervise the work of Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).

Registered Behavior Technician

The Registered Behavior Technician is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of an RBT Supervisor and/or an RBT Requirements Coordinator, who are responsible for all work RBTs perform.

Step 2 - Requests for Criminal History Records- LiveScan available

 The Background Clearance Request step provides information about the process to request the required background check. As of Nov. 1, 2023 new applicants will use the LiveScan process for electronically submitting fingerprints directly to DPS for processing. This process includes both FBI and Nevada information. Please note! Follow the instructions in your application. As we transition the process, applications already in process need to continue with the paper card process. Do not use forms acquired from other sources as this could jeopardize your request and cause avoidable delays. Call the office if you have questions.

Follow the instructions in YOUR application!

LiveScan may not be offered by every fingerprint establishment in every city. You should call ahead to confirm you will be able to submit electronically. Contact the office if you have difficulties in finding a vendor.

The cost of the LiveScan process is $40.25 plus the fee charged by the vendor providing the print process. The results will be returned to NV ABA in approximately 45 days. When received in the office, applications will be updated. Please note: If background results are received before an application is started, the results will be destroyed, per DPS requirements. Applicants will have to resubmit for a new report.  Nevada State law requires that applicants must wait until a license or registration is issued before providing ABA services.

 

Fees- Now payable online for all applications!

The NV ABA Board has prescribed, by regulation, fees for the issuance, renewal and reinstatement of a license or registration and any other services provided by the NV ABA Board pursuant to NRS 641D. The amount of such fees was determined, to the extent practicable, sufficient to pay the costs incurred by the NV ABA Board under the provisions of NRS 641D, and does not exceed the amount necessary to pay those costs.

In order to pay fees associated with an application and/or the Nevada Jurisprudence Exam, follow instructions provided in your Certemy application. LBA/LaBA application fee of $100 is due at the time of initiating your application. The RBT registration fee of  $70 is due at the time application is made. Payment of exam and pro-rated license fees will be prompted at the appropriate time during the application process.

Nevada Jurisprudence Exam

Nevada Revised Statute 641D requires the NV ABA Board to administer a state exam for applicants to obtain a license as a Licensed Behavior Analyst or Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst. 

The NV ABA Board has elected to administer a state examination addressing the practice of applied behavior analysis, including, without limitation, federal and state laws, ethical principles and codes of professional conduct relevant to the practice of applied behavior analysis in this State. All candidates for licensure are required to take the same state examination.

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Licensed Behavior Analyst Fees




Initial Fees
    Application for Licensure
$100
    State Examination Fee
$150
    Issuance of License – Paper Copy (optional)
$25
Prorated License Fees 2023
    January/February/March
$400
    April/May/June
$350
    July/August/September
$300
    October/November/December
$250
Licensing Options
    Placement of a License on Inactive Status
$100
    Restoration to active status of a license as a Licensed Behavior Analyst on inactive status if the restoration occurs during the first year of the biennium in which the license was issued or renewed
$300
    Restoration to active status of a license as a Licensed Behavior Analyst on inactive status if the restoration occurs during the second year of the biennium in which the license was issued or renewed
$100
Miscellaneous Fees
    Dishonored check
$35
    Change of name on a license
$25
    Duplicate license
$25
    Copies of the provisions of NRS relating to the practice of applied behavior analysis and the rules and regulations
$25
    Letter of good standing
$15

Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst Fees

Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst Fees


Initial Fees
    Application for Licensure
$100
    State Examination Fee
$150
    Issuance of License – Paper Copy (Optional)
$25
Prorated Renewal Fees 2023
    January/February/March
$275
    April/May/June
$240
    July/August/September
$206
    October/November/December
$172
Licensing Options
    Placement of a License on Inactive Status
$100
    Restoration to active status of a license as a Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst on inactive status if the restoration occurs during the first year of the biennium in which the license was issued or renewed
$175
    Restoration to active status of a license as a Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst on inactive status if the restoration occurs during the second year of the biennium in which the license was issued or renewed
$40
Miscellaneous Fees
    Reproduction and mailing of material for an application
$25
    Dishonored check
$35
    Change of name on a license
$25
    Duplicate license
$25
    Copies of the provisions of NRS relating to the practice of applied behavior analysis and the rules and regulations
$25
    Letter of good standing
$15
    Review and approval of a course or program of continuing education
$25

Registered Behavior Technician Fees

Registration Fees
    Registered Behavior Technician
$70
    Issuance of Registration – Paper Copy (optional)
$25
    Reinstatement of a registration as a Registered Behavior Technician
$70
Miscellaneous Fees
    Dishonored check
$35
    Change of name on a license
$25
    Copies of the provisions of NRS relating to the practice of applied behavior analysis and the rules and regulations
$25
    Letter of good standing
$15
 

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Christy Fuller

Christy Fuller received a Master’s from the University of Nevada, Reno in December 2011. While at UNR, she found a love for behavior analysis when she started working with young autistic learners in 2002. Since graduation, she has worked for big service providers and smaller service providers in schools, at home, and in clinics. She is passionate about our state and the application of our science, and is proud to have served on Nevada’s ABA Board since its inception. In her free time, she can be found spending time with family, hiking, running, tinkering in her garden, volunteering on other boards, or spending time with friends.

Courtney LoMonaco

Courtney LoMonaco is a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the state of Nevada. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education (2012) and Master of Education with an emphasis in behavioral interventions (2017) from the University of Nevada, Reno. She began her work in the field of special education working as a self-contained teacher in public schools in 2012, and has been serving as a behavior analyst in public schools since 2018. In her free time she can be found spending time with her family and dogs, paddle boarding, practicing yoga, attending concerts and reading books.

Dr. Brighid Fronapfel

Dr. Fronapfel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Nevada with expertise in early intervention, autism and related disabilities, behavioral gerontology, teacher training, and school-based behavior analysis. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University and her M.S. from California State University, Stanislaus.
Dr. Fronapfel is a research assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno where she has held positions as Project Coordinator for the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children Project (PTR-YC), a supervisor and advisor for the Certified Behavior Analysts in Nevada Schools (CBANS) Project, a consultant for the Washoe and Mineral County School Districts, a member of the Interdisciplinary Consultation Team and a trainer for the Positive Behavior Supports-Nevada Aging Project.
At present, Dr. Fronapfel is a member of the expert faculty panel for Project ECHO and serves as a practicum supervisor and instructor for graduate students completing their behavior analytic supervised independent fieldwork Special Education Graduate Program in Advanced Studies in Behavior Analytic Interventions. Prior to her appointment to the Board, Dr. Fronapfel served as a member of the Public Policy Committee for the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Patrick A. Leytham

Dr. Patrick A. Leytham is a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst through the Behavior Analytic Certification Board and a Licensed Behavior Analyst through the State of Nevada. He has been practicing within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a Registered Behavior Technician (2017 – 2019) and a BCBA (2019 – current). Dr. Leytham earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education, focusing his studies on literacy strategies for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is also licensed as a Special Educator (2007 – current), holds an endorsement to teach children with ASD, and has taught exceptional children (i.e., ADHD, ASD, FAS, ID, LD, etc.) from early childhood through high school in general education, resource, and self-contained classrooms. From 2011 through 2021, Dr. Leytham also taught special education coursework at multiple institutions of higher education (CSN, UNLV, WSU, TUN), wherein he (a) conducted research on children and adolescents with ASD, (b) published several articles relating to special education, behavior analysis, and teacher education preparation, (c) presented at local, national, and international conferences, and (d) engaged in community outreach programs focused on improving the lives of families with exceptional children. He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasure for the Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board. In his free time, Dr. Leytham enjoys watching soccer and ice hockey, as well as spending time outdoors spearfishing and camping.