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Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

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Multicultural SIG

Community Application SIG



Mental Health SIG



Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education earned through FABA

FABA is a BACB approved continuing education (ACE) provider, OP-02-0014. All CEs earned by attendees at a FABA event are Type 2 CEs. Many of the events meet the Professional and Ethical (PEL) requirement set by the BACB, and are noted as such in programs and attendance records.

Verifying CEUs earned with FABA

Beginning in 2017, FABA partnered with to maintain records of your CEUs earned. not only retains FABA CEUs, but also those CEUs you may have earned at other ABA events, thus making it convenient to track your total CEU picture. We hope this simplifies your recertification process. To look up your information, simply log in to here. By selecting a transaction, you will be able to print out a duplicate certificate that includes what sessions were attended, who the presenter was, the number of credits earned and FABA’s ACE provider number.

For information on CEUs earned prior to 2017, please send a note to [email protected] along with the year you need to verify. A replacement letter will be emailed to you. Please allow three business days for processing.

Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Continuing education (CE) for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT) is offered at the FABA conference. Approximately 20 CEs may be earned by attending the annual conference.


FABA is an Approved Continuing Education (ACE) provider for Florida and Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts and Certified Behavior Analysts. Approximately 20 CEs may be earned by attending the annual conference.


Types of CEs

Below is a list of the types of CEs the Behavior Analyst Certification Board accepts.    For more information on any type, please click on the number to be redirected to

1 College or university coursework None – all CE can come from this type 50 minutes of instruction = 1 CEU
2 CE issued by authorized continuing education (ACE) providers None – all CE can come from this type 50 minutes of instruction = 1 CEU
3 Non-authorized events 25% can come from this type* 50 minutes = 1 CEU
4 Instruction of Type 1 or Type 2 50% can come from this type* 50 minutes of instruction = 1 CEU
5 CE issued by the BACB directly 25% can come from this type* Determined by BACB
6 Take and pass the certification exam again All CE will be fulfilled by this activity Passing the exam equals 100% of your required CE, except for supervision
7 Scholarly Activities 25% can come from this type* One publication = 8 CEUs One review = 1 CEU

*A maximum of 75% of the total required CE may come from categories 3, 4, 5 and 7. At least 25% must come from Type 1 or Type 2. Passing the exam (Type 6) meets all CE requirements except for supervision.

Licensed Psychologists

Continuing education (CE) for Psychologists is offered at the FABA conference which is co-sponsored by the Association for Behavior Analysis which is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education. Approximately 6 to 12 CEs may be earned by attending the annual conference.

Please Note: Those with multiple certification/licensure must remit fees for each type of CE credit sought.

Need to pay for CEUs?

We encourage conference attendees to pay the CEU Flat Rate fee during registration. This simplifies the process on our end and makes the verification of CEUs with easier.  However, if you have not already paid the CEU Flat Rate fee, please email [email protected] so that we can generate that invoice.  Invoices can be paid immediately online via credit card. Or if you prefer to mail a check, please mail it to:  FABA, 3116 Capital Circle NE, Suite 2, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Please make checks payable to FABA. Do not send in cash. Please do not send it via a service that requires a signature to be delivered. FABA can not accept letters/packages requiring a signature and they will be returned to you.

All previously earned, unpaid CEUs must be postmarked within 30 days of the event in which they were earned. CEU payments mailed more than 30 days after the event will be returned to sender.


Membership Information

Members of FABA come from a variety of backgrounds, including consulting firms, state government programs, private therapy practices and school administrators. The organization's purpose is to serve these individuals' continuing education needs and network professionals as the field continues to develop and expand. The FABA Membership year runs from September 1 - August 31, regardless of when a Member joins or renews.

Who Should Join FABA?

Anyone interested in human behavior is welcome to join. FABA is open to university and college faculty, basic and applied researchers, professionals and practitioners in behavior analysis, behavior therapy, or related professions such as psychiatry, education, social work, nursing, rehabilitation, physical, speech, music, and occupational therapy. Our members include Qualified Mental Retardation Professionals, psychologists, behavior program supervisors, administrators, program directors, direct care staff, and students.

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Benefits of Membership

Reduced rates for the annual meeting.
FABA members enjoy greatly reduced rates for this professional conference.

Professional Representation
FABA has retained the services of a respected law firm to represent the interests of FABA members in the legislature. FABA is the only behavior analysis association in the U.S. to reach this level of involvement in professional issues pertaining to the profession.

Continuing Education for Licensed Psychologists
FABA members who are licensed psychologists in Florida may enroll for psychology CE credits at the conference (usually from 6-12 hours are offered). FABA offers CEs through the Association for Behavior Analysis.

FABA Newsletter – The Observer
Our newsletter publishes the latest information on behavior analysis in Florida. Interviews with prominent behavior analysts, program descriptions, and summaries of the latest research can all be found in this highly readable publication.

The FABA member network covers all of Florida and the local chapters, which stretch from Tallahassee to Miami, offer members the opportunity to exchange ideas, job leads, research and treatment strategies and professional support.

Code of Ethics
FABA has adopted the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Guidelines for responsible conduct for behavior analysts. The code emphasizes the responsibility of all members to uphold the highest standard of ethics when applying behavioral procedures. Upon joining, FABA members agree to abide and uphold the code.


FABA Contacts

Mailing address:
3116 Capital Circle NE, Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Please note: Any mail sent certified, receipt request, or requiring signature will likely be returned to sender since we do not always have someone in the office to receive such special mail.

Phone:  (850) 222-2332
Fax: (850) 222-0844

Business Manager
Leigh Stehlik – Email Leigh


FABA Executive Committee

Amy S. Polick, PhD – Email Amy
Executive Director

Andrew Houvouras Email Andrew
Immediate Past President

Yulema Cruz Email Yulema

Josh Pritchard – Email Josh
President Elect

Evette Berardi-Cox
Secretary 2018-2021

Jon Bailey, PhD – Email Jon

Marta "Tiki" Fiol – Email Tiki
Member-at-Large 2017 - 2020

Kerri Peters – Email Kerri
Member-at-Large 2017 - 2020

William “Bill” Carlucci – Email Bill
Member-at-Large  2018-2021

Kristin Myers-Kemp – Email Kristin
Member-at-Large  2018-2021

Isser "Willie" DeLeon – Email Willie
Member-at-Large  2019-2022

Nicole Gravina – Email Nicole
Member-at-Large  2019-2022



Committee Chairs

FABA Legislative and Public Policy Committee
  Eric Pruttsman - Lobbyist & Legal Council - Email Eric
  Yulema Cruz – Co-Chair – Email Yulema
  Mary Riordan, PhD – Co-Chair – Email Mary
  Political Action Committee Email - Email the Committee


Conference Program Committee
  Jon Bailey, PhD – Co-Chair – Email Jon
  Nikki Dickens – Co-Chair – Email Nikki


Chapters of FABA (CoFABA) Conference
  Kim Lucker, PhD  – Chair – Email Kim


Awards Committee
  Nikki Dickens – Chair – Email Nikki


The FABA Observer
  Mary Burch, PhD  Editor – Email Mary


Local Arrangements
  Leigh Stehlik – Co-Chair – Email Leigh


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Executive Committee


This position requires a three-year commitment to FABA.

As President-Elect the individual serves on the Executive Board and chairs Board meetings in the absence of the President. The President-Elect is expected to “shadow” the President and learn those duties as well as serving on several of the FABA Committees that are central to the operation of the organization. One of those is the Program Committee where the President-Elect assists in the review of submissions and makes recommendations to the Program Chair.

During the Presidential year, the person presides over the Board meetings, is expected to play an active role in the development of the Annual Conference and with issues of importance to the Association that may arise during that year. This includes communicating with state agencies and other associations regarding our positions on various issues and speaking on behalf of FABA in front of legislative committees when the Florida Legislature is in session.

The immediate Past President serves of the Executive Board, is responsible for that year’s election process, and hosts the Past Presidents’ Breakfast on the Friday morning of the Conference. As an experienced member of the Board, the Past-President is expected to continue to show leadership in decision-making and to actively participate on critical committees.


At-large members are elected to three-year terms to the Executive Board and are expected to be active participants on behalf of the Association during this time. Those elected may serve in any of a number of capacities depending on availability and preference. A few of the roles that may be chosen or assigned include: Observer Newsletter Contributor, Awards Committee Chair, Local Chapters Committee Chair, Conference Poster Session Committee Chair, and Conference Local Arrangements Committee Chair.


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