Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

To educate, advocate for, and support both providers and consumers 
of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Legislators Take a Stand #Forourkeiki (9/2018)

Resources related to ABA Licensure in Hawai'i

Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are required to be licensed in Hawai'i (2015)

In order to practice behavior analysis in Hawai'i, you MUST be licensed. 

DCCA Website: Behavior Analyst licensing program 


  • Penalty for practicing without a license is $1,000 per occurrence per day
  • BCBAs and BCBA-Ds in good standing with the BACB can apply for licensure without additional testing/requirements
  • There will be an application fee AND a renewal fee
  • Those practicing under a Licenced Behavior Analyst DO NOT need separate licensure (e.g., Registered Behavior Technicians & BCaBAs)
  • There are no additional CEs required above and beyond those required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)

Rep Tupola asks for Operational Definitions (5/1/2018)

Hawai'i State Teachers Association



HABA Legislative Chair - Dr. Kelly

Mahalo nui loa to the community (HSTA, HDRC, HABA, practitioners and parents) for collectively coming together to support our keiki and to protect our profession. These videos are from 2018. All original videos can be accessed via the Hawai'i State Capitol page. Select hearings are recorded. Videos are courtesy of the Hawai'i Capitol archive or via Dr. Kelly and our legislative committee members or the HABA board who attend hearings and record and upload videos afterwards.