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Membership

Welcome to VABA!


If you were a VABA member in 2016 but did not renew by the end of the year, then your membership has expired and your account has been deleted.  However, you can sign up again by clicking the link below.  If you have filled out a profile in 2017 and just need to pay, click here.

Whether you have been a past member or never a member, we invite you to become one!

BECOME A VABA MEMBER FOR 2017 CALENDAR YEAR

Note that 2018 Membership will open in December 2018. Membership is based on the calendar year.

 


Membership is based on the calendar year, thus, regardless of when you join, your membership will expire annually on December 31. (i.e. submitting payment on March 2, 2017 leads to membership through December 2017).

Please note that MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT INCLUDE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.  Click here for Conference Registration.

A person who wishes to become a member of VABA must submit a completed Membership Application, including supporting information in the case of Associate and Student Members, and pay annual membership dues.

There are four classes of members.  Click on the membership type to determine which membership is appropriate for you or click here for an easy chart to help you make the determination.

Full Membership – $20

Associate Membership – $20

Affiliate Membership – $15

Student Membership – $10

Once you’ve paid your annual membership dues, you will be able to register for access to the Member Area of this website.

How to join VABA

Click here to fill out our membership form.  You will then be taken to a separate page to make payment.  Once payment is received, your membership will be activated.  You can pay online or send a check to our PO Box.

Definitions of Membership Classes

Full Membership

Full Member status shall be granted to individuals who apply for membership in VABA and are Full Members of ABAI.

Associate Membership

Associate Member status shall be granted to individuals who apply for membership in VABA and meet the requirements to become Full Members of VABA, outlined below, but currently are not Full Members of ABAI.

  • Associate Members of VABA shall possess the minimum of a master’s degree in psychology, behavior analysis, or a related discipline and shall also demonstrate competence in either the experimental or applied analysis of behavior.
  • Applicants may demonstrate competence in the experimental analysis of behavior by submitting evidence that their training included a minimum of one year’s supervised laboratory research and that their graduate project, thesis, or dissertation was an investigation based in the experimental analysis of behavior.
  • Applicants may demonstrate competence in the applied analysis of behavior by providing evidence that their training included a minimum of one year’s supervised practicum in the applied analysis of behavior, and that their graduate project, thesis or dissertation was an investigation based in the applied analysis of behavior.
  • Applicants whose formal training does not include the above experiences may demonstrate their competence in behavior analysis by submitting evidence of two or more years supervised experience in the experimental or applied analysis of behavior, or by making significant contributions to knowledge in behavior analysis as evidenced by research publications, or any such other means as may be determined by the VABA Board of Directors.

Student Membership

Student Member status shall be granted to individuals who apply for membership in VABA and are enrolled full-time (that is, taking at least 6 graduate credits or at least 12 undergraduate credits) in an academic degree program, internship, or resident program relevant to a career in behavior analysis. Applications for Student Member status must be accompanied by proof of full-time enrollment in an academic degree program, internship, or residency program. Students pursuing a graduate certificate in behavior analysis to pursue certification, who are not technically full-time can petition the Board of Directors for Student Membership. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Member status shall be granted to individuals who apply for membership in VABA and do not meet the criteria for Full, Associate, or Student Member status.