COABA membership is open to all persons interested in or actively engaged in behavior analysis. The COABA membership year is based upon the calendar year (i.e., all memberships expire on December 31). Membership benefits include:
- Discounted rates for COABA annual conventions
- Discounted rates for continuing educations events held throughout the year
- Access to members-only content made available throughout the year
- Email notifications about COABA activities
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Full Membership: Any individual holding (a) a graduate degree in a discipline directly related to or involving behavior analysis and whose professional commitment includes teaching, research, and/or practice in behavior analysis or (b) BACB certification (BCBA-D, BCBA, and BCaBA) may apply for membership in this category. Full members in good standing shall be entitled to one vote on all matters brought before the chapter with the exception of voting for the student representative to the Executive Board (hereafter referred to as “the Board”).
Affiliate Membership: Any individual evidencing interest in the discipline of behavior analysis, but lacking formal training therein, may apply for this class of membership.
Student Membership: Any individual pursuing formal training in the discipline of behavior analysis but not yet gainfully employed therein on at least a half-time basis may apply for membership in this category. Such application must be accompanied by documentation verifying the applicant’s student status.