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Licensed Behavior Analysts


A New York State licensed behavior analyst (LBA) is a licensed health care professional who treats individuals with autism, autism spectrum disorders and related disorders. In providing services to such individuals, LBAs apply principles of ABA to design, implement, and evaluate environmental modification to produce socially significant improvement in behavior.

Licensure Requirements:

Any use of the title "licensed behavior analyst" within New York State requires licensure.

The specific requirements for licensure/certification are contained in section 8804 of New York's Education Law and Subpart 79-17 of the Commissioner's Regulations.


The fee for licensure and first registration as a licensed behavior analyst is $300.
The fee for a limited permit for a licensed behavior analyst is $70.

The fees listed are the fees in place when this page was posted. Fees are subject to change. The fee due is the one in law when your application is received (unless fees are increased retroactively). You will be billed for the difference if fees have been increased.

Licenses Issued:

In 2018, there were 171 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 208 licenses issued for this occupation.

As of July 20, 2020, there are 1,503 active licenses for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then ext. 150 (voice)
Fax: (518) 474-0126
Email: State Board for Applied Behavior Analysis

Standard Occupational Classification:

25-2059 - Adapted Physical Education Specialists
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was posted on 12/21/20.

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