Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts are governed by the “advisor” model of regulation. The Secretary of State has appointed two members of the profession and one parent of an individual with autism or a developmental disorder to advise the director of the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) on matters relating to the profession. Their mission is public protection.

The director and the advisors carry out this mission by ensuring that applicants are qualified for licensure; setting standards for the profession by proposing statutes and adopting administrative rules; and, with the assistance of OPR staff, investigating complaints of unprofessional conduct and taking disciplinary action when necessary to protect the public.

This site provides links to the laws governing this profession, as well as resources for applicants, licensees, consumers, and employers. 

The Vermont Statutes governing this profession are available online at:

Applied Behavior Analysis Statutes 

Some Applied Behavior Analysts or Assistant Behavior Analysts may be licensed without having to take an examination.  This may occur under the transitional provisions for this profession, which expire on July 1, 2017.  The transitional provisions are available at the following link:


For questions, email or call Diane Lafaille at 802-828-2390. 


This page was last updated: 2016-09-28