Remote BCBA supervision (also known as Virtual BCBA supervision) for the purpose for attaining supervision hours is available for anyone residing within the United States or Canada; this is due to upcoming restrictions being placed on international behavior analytic candidates by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis should an international application be close to completing the requirements necessary to sit for the exam. The hourly rate for distance supervision is based on the type of experience desired (supervised fieldwork or concentrated supervised fieldwork) and the number of weekly meetings needed to maintain the correction number of contacts. Group supervision may also be considered as an option on a case-by-case basis.
The BCBA Supervision Checklist is a great resource and provides a snapshot of each component necessary to meet the requirements of supervision. The use of a well-rounded BCBA Supervision Curriculum enhances the array of activities available to ensure that each item on the task list is mastered in a timely manner.
Supervision (also known as independent fieldwork) is the accrual of experience under the direct guidance of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). For those currently employed in the behavior analytic field, fieldwork contracts can often be obtained with your employer. However, those not currently working in the field may need to explore other options for locating a supervisor and accruing fieldwork.
The supervisor-supervisee relationship requires a number of things including, but not limited to, a signed contract detailing the responsibilities of each party, a pre-established understanding of what will be provided or obtained during the course of supervision (ex. supervision of direct work or completion of indirect activities).
There are several different BCBA supervision curriculums currently available; however, they are not all created equal. The curriculum used for supervision with me (first or third person here?) has specifically been selected based on application to both the 4th and 5th Edition BACB Task Lists, ease of application regardless of supervisee experience, and adaptability across multiple settings.
Additionally, the curriculum is designed to maximize unrestricted activities which is now expected to account for at least 60% of all independent fieldwork hours (ex. conducting a functional behavior assessment or evaluating appropriateness of treatment procedures).
Common BCBA supervision activities include conducting assessments, writing behavior intervention plans, developing strategies for teaching new skills, or providing training to staff and caregivers.