AAPC authors are qualified professionals in various disciplines, certified in their respective fields. But what do these certifications mean? The term “BCBA” as a part of somebody’s professional title means that he or she is a board-certified behavior analyst. BCBAs have a firm understanding of behavior and why certain behaviors occur. They provide training to both families and staff, conduct assessments, create behavior plans, and monitor progress to remedy undesirable behaviors and ultimately promote positive social development. Using comprehensive principles of learning, BCBAs accommodate specific behavioral needs of children and adults in a variety of settings, including the home, school, and work, and center-based environments (Cherry, n.d.).