Licensing & Registration

Congratulations on your decision to become licensed within the State of Nevada through the Applied Behavior Analysis Board (“Board”). In the sections below, you will find information for how to complete this process.

Applications

If you would like to apply to become Licensed Behavior Analyst, Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst, or a Registered Behavior Technician within the State of Nevada, please select the appropriate registration option. If you have an account with Certemy, please select that you do have an account and log in with your established credentials. If you do not have an account with Certemy, you will need to create one to complete the application online.

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.

Individual Requests for Criminal History Records

Applicants may personally request a Criminal History by submitting fingerprints utilizing forms provided to them directly by the Board. The background check only includes Nevada results. Those results can be used to complete the registration process.

The process requires the applicant to provide completed fingerprint cards directly to the Nevada Department of Public Safety and request the results be returned directly to the Board.

The cost of this process is $27 plus the fee charged by the vendor providing the print process. The results will be returned in approximately 45 days. When received by the Board, a registration will be issued. Applicants must wait until clearance is received before providing ABA services.

Please note, that this process does not include the required national, FBI clearance. Once the Board receives FBI approval, all applicants choosing this option will be required to complete the fingerprint process again utilizing LiveScan to obtain national clearance.  Additional fees will be required.

Fees

NVABAB has prescribed, by regulation, fees for the issuance, renewal and reinstatement of a license or registration and any other services provided by NVABAB pursuant to NRS 641D. The amount of such fees was determined, to the extent practicable, sufficient to pay the costs incurred by NVABAB 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 account and from the email you received from NVABAB.

Nevada Jurisprudence Exam

Nevada Revised Statute 641D requires the Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board (“Board”) to administer a state exam for applicants to obtain a license as a Licensed Behavior Analyst or Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst. 

The 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 a license are required to take the same state examination.

Applications (2)

Additional Exam Information

Fees

Application for Licensure$100
State Examination Fee$100
Issuance of Initial License$25
Biennial Renewal or Reinstatement as a Licensed Behavior Analyst$400
Biennial Renewal or Reinstatement as a Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst$275
Biennial Renewal of Registration for a Registered Behavior Technician$70
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
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 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
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

Rachel Gwin

Rachel Gwin serves as the representative of the general public on the Nevada Applied Behavior Analysis Board. Mrs. Gwin became aware of and interested in Applied Behavior Analysis when her youngest daughter was diagnosed with autism over 7 years ago. Mrs. Gwin earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Brigham Young University. Before having her 3 children, she taught 2nd grade in Utah, and Kindergarten (her favorite) in Nevada. In Colorado she also worked as an aide in an autism preschool and in a 7th grade special education class. She lives with her husband and three daughters in southern Nevada. In her precious spare time she enjoys reading, woodworking, spending time with her family, and attempting to garden in the desert.

Wendy Knorr

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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.