Behavior Analyst Licensure in Michigan

First and foremost, even though the behavior analysis licensing bills have passed and will  become law in April 2017, licensure itself will not become a reality until one year following the promulgation of rules. The provisions regarding the training of behavioral technicians go into effect three years after rules are made. This means your agency or business has plenty of time to plan for these changes.  We will keep you posted on developments as they occur.

Here are the details:

a) the empirical identification of functional relations between behavior and environmental factors, known as functional assessment and analysis, (b) applied behavior analysis interventions that are based on scientific research and the direct observation and measurement of behavior and the environment, (c) the utilization of contextual factors, motivating operations, antecedent stimuli, or positive reinforcement, (d) the utilization of other consequences to help individuals develop new behaviors, increase or decrease existing behaviors, and emit behaviors under specific environmental conditions.

Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197