After an initial phase of negotiation with and monitoring by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), ABBP was incorporated into ABPP as a specialty member board in 1992.
Membership and participation in professional organizations which have identifiable purposes that are congruent with those of ABBP.
In Phase One (Application Phase), the candidate obtains the ABBP application packet from the ABPP Central Office, completes it, and submits it with copies of the following documents:
The work sample materials are evaluated by a committee of ABBP diplomates and this committee decides whether the candidate should be admitted to the next phase.
ABBP has done well in encouraging newer professionals to apply for board certification in Behavioral Psychology.