Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis

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

Chapter 465D - Behavior Analyst Licensure Law (CURRENT)

There were no changes to our licensure law during the 2019 Legislative Session.

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)