Become an ORABA Member
Why become an ORABA member?
To support community education
ORABA hosts quarterly meetings with expert guest speakers who educate our community on important topics in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Your membership fees allow us to reserve meeting rooms, compensate our speakers, and provide continuing education credits to attendees. ORABA hosts yearly supervision training workshops and provides guidance to students seeking certification or degrees in ABA.
Every Certified Member will receive credit for two free CEUs, to use at any of our quarterly presentations during active membership. In addition, starting 2019, members will be able to watch recordings of past presentations.
To create a strong professional network
Your membership strengthens communication and collaboration between providers and consumers of ABA-based practices. ORABA members will receive the latest news on public policies affecting ABA practitioners and consumers, and have opportunities to advocate for their interests in new and emerging policies that affect how ABA-based therapies are practiced in Oregon. ORABA members take an active role in legislative issues affecting our practice and consumers, attending legislative sessions and serving on committees.
ORABA quarterly meetings regularly include town hall discussions and workgroups to share information about legislative and insurance issues and promote collaboration among providers.
How do I become an ORABA member?
Membership follows the calendar year. If you sign up on or after September 1st, your membership will be good through December 31st of the following calendar year. Please select the membership type that fits you best.
You will start by filling out an ORABA membership form where you can register for our practitioner directory (for businesses) and our member email list. Please take a few minutes to fill out the form. Providing ORABA with your membership data helps us to offer professional support and workshops that match your needs and interests and we’ll need your permission to add to you our email list. If you would like to be listed on our practitioner directory, please make sure to fill out the sections about your business. You may update your information, such as your email address, at any time through your account by logging in to our website.
Then, you will be taken to PayPal, where you can pay securely for your annual membership via major credit cards, your bank account, or an e-check.
Recurring Membership is automatically renewed via PayPal once per year on the date you sign up. Please consider signing up for recurring membership. This guarantees your membership benefits, saves ORABA volunteers time, and gives us a steadier budget from which to work.
Do you have a coupon code?
If your company is an ORABA Business member, please ask your employer for the company coupon code before you apply, as it gives you a $10 discount on your membership. If you aren’t sure, feel free to ask them or contact us to check. When you fill out the membership information form before the payment process, click the “Have a coupon?” text just above the submit button to show the box to enter the code.
Participation Account – Free
This level of account is for anyone who would like to take advantage of ORABA’s resources. You’ll be able to view select recordings of presentations, and view future ORABA publications. You’ll need to sign up for this account if you plan to purchase CEUs or would like to view presentation materials. You’ll get access to a CEU dashboard where you can review and download your CEU certificates anytime.
BACB® Certified – $60/year
A BACB Certified member is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA), and who works full- or part-time in behavior analysis.
Professional – $60/year
A Professional Member holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field, who works full- or part-time in behavior analysis. Examples: An interventionist with a BA in education, or a paraprofessional with a BA in psychology working in an ABA classroom.
Student/RBT/RBAI – $30/year
A Student/RBT/RBAI member is enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree in behavior analysis (or an affiliated degree), in required coursework for BACB® certification standards, or working as an RBT or RBAI. Verification of student status must be provided by the student and by an administrator at the home institution. Examples: A student enrolled in an Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT) training program, enrolled in coursework to fulfill BCBA certification requirements, or working towards an MA with a major/minor in ABA, someone working as a Behavior Analysis Interventionist registered through the BARB in Oregon.
Associate – $30
An Associate holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in any field other than behavior analysis, and works full- or part-time in a field other than behavior analysis. Examples: A special education teacher, a 1:1 paraprofessional working in a third-grade classroom, an occupational therapist, or a licensed professional counselor.
Affiliate – $30/year
An Affiliate is interested in behavior analysis but does not qualify for the other membership categories. Examples: A consumer of ABA services, or a family member of a person who has received ABA services.
This membership level includes full annual membership for a specific number of BACB Certified or Professional members, and includes a discount of $10 off any membership for business employees who join, making it $50/Certified and only $20 for students/RBTs. This can be a great benefit to offer employees that helps expand the active ABA community and makes it easier for interventionists to access workshops, seek mentors, find out about certification and licensure, and share their voice with the community.
Business memberships include these additional features:
- Included in our Provider Directory (accessed by consumers, agencies, doctors and ABA providers looking to make referrals)
- Inclusion in our “Featured Provider” posts
- The business may share 3 updates or events a year via the ORABA mailing list/calendar. This is a great way to inform the BA world about upcoming fundraisers, opening an office, company mergers, or a new service you are offering consumers.
- Post ABA job ads on our Employment Page
If you are a company owner or sole practitioner and would like to sign up for ORABA company membership, please choose the appropriate category below based on the number of employees the business has and then direct your employees to use the business buttons to sign up for an individual membership.
Membership tiers are based on the number of employed BCBAs, BCaBAs, BCBA-Ds, RBTs or BAIs within the entire organization, including out-of-state/country employees. Please make sure to select the correct tier for your company size. E.g. A company that runs two clinics out of state that is opening a clinic within Oregon would either be Tier 2 or 3 even if the Oregon branch only has 5 employees.
Please make sure to share your company coupon (provided after completing the membership process) with employees from your organization so that they may save $10 on annual membership. If you’d like to offer complementary memberships to your employees, contact us to create a custom invoice. We may offer a discount based on the number of memberships.
Tier 1 – $120/year
Tier 1 Businesses have 1-25 employees and membership includes 2 complimentary memberships at the Certified or Professional Level and $10 off additional employee memberships of any type.
Tier 2 – $240/year
Tier 2 Businesses have 26-50 employees and membership includes 4 complimentary memberships at the Certified or Professional Level and $10 off additional employee memberships of any type.
Tier 3 – $360/year
Tier 3 Businesses have 51+ employees and membership includes 6 complimentary memberships at the Certified or Professional Level and $10 off additional employee memberships of any type.
We welcome any donations toward our goal of strengthening communication and collaboration in our community of providers and consumers of ABA-based practices. You may make a single donation or sign up for a recurring monthly donation. After you have completed your payment, you can print a donation receipt from the confirmation page.